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Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC)

VetSuccess on Campus


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is developing innovative ways to help Veterans make the transition to college life. The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program aims to help Veterans, Servicemembers, and their qualified dependents succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance and counseling, leading to completion of their education and preparing them to enter the labor market in viable careers. Read the VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) fact sheet.

The VSOC program provides a VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) to each VSOC school. These VRCs are called VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Counselors. A VA Vet Center Outreach Coordinator is also provided, and co-located on many campuses, to provide peer-to-peer counseling and referral services.

Through the VSOC program, VA is strengthening partnerships with institutions of higher learning and creating opportunities to help Veterans achieve success by providing outreach and transition services during their transition from military to college life. VSOC Counselors ensure that Veterans receive the support and assistance needed to pursue their educational and employment goals. Because VSOC Counselors are easily accessible on campus they help resolve any problems that could potentially interfere with a Veteran's educational program, to include assisting with disability accommodations. If needed, they can also provide referrals for health services through VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.

The VSOC program began as a pilot program in 2009 at the University of South Florida. The VSOC program expanded to 32 schools by the end of Fiscal Year 2012. In Fiscal Year 2013, the VSOC program expanded again to an additional 62 campuses, bringing the total number of VSOC sites to 94.

VSOC Locations and VSOC Counselor Contact Information

School NameVSOC Counselor Email AddressRegional Office
Troy University

Rickey Jones

Montgomery (322)
University of Alabama

Lisa Fells

Montgomery (322)
University of Alaska - Anchorage

Terry Jackson

Anchorage (463)
Arizona State University

Troy Rundle

Phoenix (345)
University of Arkansas

Brian Burgess

Little Rock 350)
Northwest Arkansas Community College
California State University - Long Beach

Lois Daz

Los Angeles (344)
Long Beach City College
Mt. San Antonio College Mark Smith Los Angeles (344)
Citrus College
Saddleback College

Jamie Bacon

Los Angeles (344)
Irvine Valley College
Pasadena City College

Keri Fujiwara

Los Angeles (344)
California State University - Los Angeles
Los Angeles City College
American River College

Ryan Feil

Oakland (343)
San Diego State University

Ryan Morris

San Diego (377)
Mira Costa College Maria Sanchez San Diego (377)
District of Columbia
George Washington University Laura Ferraro National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Northwest Florida State College

Maronda Clark

Montgomery (322)
University of West Florida

Becky Baisden

Montgomery (322)
University of South Florida

Jeanine Frederick

St. Petersburg (317)
Florida State University

Jenn Stovall

St. Petersburg (317)
Tallahassee Community College
Florida International University

Marquay Smith

St. Petersburg (317)
University of Florida


St. Petersburg (317)
Santa Fe College
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Brittany Beimourtrusting
Carl Schorr

St. Petersburg (317)
Hawaii Pacific University Gwen Dang Honolulu (459)
Leeward Community College Claire Kusakabe Honolulu (459)
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Boise State University

Sean Burlile

Boise (347)
Southwestern Illinois College

Armando De La Garza

Chicago (328)
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Jason Abrams

Chicago (328)
Johnson County Community College

Shanti Ramcharan

Wichita (452)
Eastern Kentucky University

Steven Johnson

Louisville (327)
University of Kentucky

Carlton Hylander

Louisville (327)
Bluegrass Community College
University of Maryland - University College Diane Wilson National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Brent Haddow

Detroit (329)
Kellogg Community College
Western Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University Melissa Spaulding Detroit (329)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community College
Webster University - St. Louis

Jason Blakemore

St. Louis (331)
Bellevue University

Dorothy McKenzie

Lincoln (334)
University of Nebraska - Omaha

Anna Sabina-Stratton

Lincoln (334)
University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Allan Shockley

Reno (354)
New Jersey
Rutgers University

Valerie Williams

Newark (309)
Middlesex County College
New Mexico
Central New Mexico Community College Vacant Albuquerque (340)
University of New Mexico Christopher Mulvihill Albuquerque (340)
New York
Syracuse University

Kate Untiedt

Buffalo (307)
North Carolina
East Carolina University Kim Treece Winston-Salem (318)
Cleveland State University

George Ackerman

Cleveland (325)
The Ohio State University

Angela Abel

Cleveland (325)
University of Cincinnati

Jill Cochran

Cleveland (325)
Portland State University

Alexandra Birmingham

Portland (348)
Portland Community College

Steve Gordon

Portland (348)
Harrisburg Area Community College

Edward Daschbach

Philadelphia (310)
Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island

Micaela Black-Estrella

Providence (304)
Rhode Island College
South Carolina
Midlands Technical College Andria Jeffries Columbia (319)
Middle Tennessee State University

Heather Conrad

Nashville (320)
Austin Peay State University - Clarksville

Christina Hicks Christina.Hicks2@va.gob

Nashville (320)
University of Texas - San Antonio

Wendy Foster
Kareem Vaughn

Houston (362)
Sam Houston State University

Roberta Ardoin

Houston (362)
San Antonio College Sylvia Rodriguez Houston (362)
Lone Star College System - University Park

Marc McWhorter

Houston (362)
Houston Community College

Evette Ned

Houston (362)
University of Houston

Ralph Harrison

Houston (362)
Texas A&M University - Central Texas

Greg Primas

Waco (349)
Tarrant County College - South

Douglas Smith

Waco (349)
Tarrant County College - Northeast

William Cobb

Waco (349)
Central Texas College

James Morgan

William Miller

Waco (349)
Texas A&M University - College Station

Lynne Muller-McIntyre

Waco (349)
Austin Community College

Brad Robichaux

Waco (349)
University of Texas - Arlington

Shalonda Taylor

Waco (349)
Salt Lake Community College

Mike Foster

Salt Lake City (341)
University of Utah

Alan Heal

Salt Lake City (341)
George Mason University Valerie Smith National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Michelle Pohmer National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale
Norfolk State University

Donecia Lawson

Roanoke (314)
Tidewater Community College - Norfolk
Tidewater Community College - Chesapeake

Tim Cornette

Roanoke (314)
Tidewater Community College - Portsmouth
Tidewater Community College - Virginia Beach

Carla Riggins

Roanoke (314)
Old Dominion University

April Miller

Roanoke (314)
ECPI University

Maureen Gibson

Roanoke (314)
Liberty University

Mildred Hall

Roanoke (314)
St. Leo University - South Hampton

Saundra Hayes

Roanoke (314)
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Gretchen Schuttey

Milwaukee (330)