Jeanette is running for San Francisco Community College Board because she is passionate about ensuring that every person in San Francisco can access affordable and quality higher education. The Board oversees the Chancellor and budget of City College, which is one of the largest community colleges in the country. Unfortunately, due to years of mismanagement, rapid turnover of Chancellors, and a lack of strategic planning and accountability, the College is in danger of near-term failure. Because of its issues, the College has cut hundreds of classes, and was recently placed on a “high monitoring” list to lose its accreditation. Jeanette Quick is a consumer protection attorney with 15 years of experience as both a leader in the government and the private sector. She was a senior advisor to two United States Senators and lead counsel for financial services at several tech companies, and conducted investigations into predatory student loan and higher education practices across the country.
As a first-generation immigrant, Jeanette cares deeply about ensuring that education is accessible to all, especially BIPOCs. Her goals include cleaning up City College's finances, increasing diversity in students and faculty, boosting enrollment and public funding, restoring accountability and transparency, and strengthening public-private partnerships to improve the workforce pipeline. Jeanette has also been taking classes at City College part-time for the past three years. Jeanette’s first-hand experience as a student, paired with her expertise in financial services, gives her a unique and independent perspective to implementing lasting change and repairing the College.