Celia Maldonado-Arroyo has a long and distinguished career in education. She is retired from the position of Associate Dean of the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at College of the Sequoias. Prior to her work at COS, she held positions with Fresno City College and Fresno Unified School District. Celia currently serves as a trustee of the Tulare County Board of Education, and as a charter member of the Tulare County Latino Rotary. Additionally, Celia has served as the State President of the Association of Mexican American Educators, and a board member of Radio Bilingue, the Tulare/Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Fresno, among others.

Celia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Office Administration and Master of Arts degree in Counseling and Guidance from California State University, Fresno.