After high school, JoAnn Vasquez entered the Immaculate Heart of Mary order, where she remained a member of the lay community for her entire life and served as a board member. She earned a Ph.D. degree from Claremont Graduate University and joined the faculty at SCU, where she enjoyed a 28-year-career—first as an associate professor in the counseling psychology and education department. She went on to earn increasing roles of responsibility, including dean of that department and the first female associate provost. She authored grants that garnered significant funds for various programs but was equally dedicated to mentoring students. Her unfailing generosity, loyalty, keen intellect, and love of life will be truly missed by all those who knew her and experienced her commitment to helping others. At age 80, JoAnn passed into eternal life peacefully on April 26, 2019. She is predeceased by her husband of 30 years, James E. Sweeters.

02 Jul 2019