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Veteran Readiness 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.

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. VSOC Counselors are easily accessible on campuses, which helps to quickly 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 program supports 104 schools across the country. These schools are served by 87 VSOC Counselors. Please see below for a list of current VSOC locations, counselors, and contact information.

VSOC Locations and VSOC Counselor Contact Information

School Name VSOC Counselor Email Address Regional Office
Troy University

Arika Dolman

Montgomery (322)
University of Alabama

Lisa Fells

Montgomery (322)
University of Alaska - Anchorage

Gwendolyn "Brenda" Hoskins 

Anchorage (463)
Arizona State University

Troy Rundle

Phoenix (345)
University of Arkansas


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 Maura Kazden Los Angeles (344)
Citrus College
Saddleback College

Kelandra Anthony

Los Angeles (344)
Irvine Valley College
Pasadena City College

David Fierro

Los Angeles (344)
California State University - Los Angeles
Los Angeles City College
University of California - Los Angeles

Stephen Lam 

Los Angeles (344)
Santa Monica Community College
American River College

April Paganelli 

Oakland (343)
San Diego State University

Ryan Morris

San Diego (377)
Mira Costa College

Alizabeth Dang

San Diego (377)
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Vacant  Denver (339)
District of Columbia
George Washington University Glenn Cassis  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

Jenn Petersen (Stovall) 

St. Petersburg (317)
Florida State University

Carl Schorr 

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

Marquay Smith

St. Petersburg (317)
University of Florida

Patricia Carswell 

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

Brittany Beimourtrusting
Jonathan Davis 

St. Petersburg (317)
Kennesaw State University

Margo Thompson

Atlanta (316)
Hawaii Pacific University Gwen Dang Honolulu (459)
Leeward Community College Selina Higa  Honolulu (459)
University of Hawaii - Manoa
Boise State University

Sean Burlile

Boise (347)
Southwestern Illinois College

Brenne Ardrey 

Chicago (328)
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Delmar Rhodes

Chicago (328)
Johnson County Community College

Jonathan Grant

Wichita (452)
University of Kansas

Angela Warwick

Wichita (452)
Eastern Kentucky University


Louisville (327)
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

Steven Johnson 

Louisville (327)
University of Kentucky

Sharelle Williams 

Louisville (327)
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
University of Maryland - Global Campus Danielle Johnson

Kandace Jones 
National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Brent Haddow

Detroit (329)
Kellogg Community College
Western Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University Jonathan Cugini Detroit (329)
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Washtenaw Community College
University of Southern Mississippi

Steven Welch

Jackson (323)
Webster University - St. Louis

Jason Blakemore

St. Louis (331)
Bellevue University

Melvin Neail

Lincoln (334)
University of Nebraska - Omaha
University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Justin Whipple

Reno (354)
New Jersey
Rutgers University

Yvonne Nelson 

Newark (309)
Middlesex County College
New Mexico
University of New Mexico

Irvine "Mia" Pasquier  Albuquerque (340)
New York
Syracuse University

Tammy Huyge 

Buffalo (307)
Nassau Community College

Ilana Finkelman  

New York (306)
Suffolk County Community College
North Carolina
East Carolina University

Vacant Winston-Salem (318)
Fayetteville Technical Community College

April C. Riley Winston-Salem (318)
Cleveland State University

George Ackerman

Cleveland (325)
The Ohio State University

Brett Mack 

Cleveland (325)
University of Cincinnati

Jill Cochran

Cleveland (325)
Cameron University

Alfred Finch

Muskogee (351)
Portland State University

Alexandra Birmingham

Portland (348)
Harrisburg Area Community College

Gail Hrobuchak

Philadelphia (310)
Rhode Island
Community College of Rhode Island

Micaela Black-Estrella

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

Heather Conrad

Nashville (320)
Austin Peay State University - Clarksville


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

Stacy Reynolds 

Houston (362)
Houston Community College

Chandra Arceneaux 

Houston (362)
University of Houston

Ralph Harrison

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

Greg Primas

Waco (349)
Tarrant County College - South

Ronald Christy

Waco (349)
Tarrant County College - Northeast

Jimmicia Lattimore 

Waco (349)
Central Texas College

James Morgan

Cynthia Oswald

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

Jimmy Rogers

Waco (349)
Austin Community College

Brad Robichaux

Waco (349)
University of Texas - Arlington

Rain Arredondo 

Waco (349)
Salt Lake Community College

Mike Foster

Salt Lake City (341)
University of Utah

Jason Carter

Salt Lake City (341)
Weber State University

Drew Bickel 

Salt Lake City (341)
George Mason University Nicole Julien-Thomas  National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria Jalen Graves  National Capital Region Benefits Office (372)
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale
Norfolk State University


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

Lottise Murray

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


Roanoke (314)
Old Dominion University

Kenyatta Smith 

Roanoke (314)
ECPI University


Roanoke (314)
Liberty University


Roanoke (314)
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Patrick Grube

Milwaukee (330)