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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. For more information regarding the services provided, who is eligible, or how to become a VSOC site, please read our VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Fact Sheet.

The VSOC program began as a pilot program in 2009 at the University of South Florida. Since then, the program has expanded multiple times, and currently 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 NameVSOC Counselor Email AddressRegional Office
Troy University

Arika Dolman

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 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

Julie Johns

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

Jan Rollings-Rapoza

Oakland (343)
San Diego State University

Ryan Morris

San Diego (377)
Mira Costa College

Alizabeth Dang

San Diego (377)
University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Julie Zook Denver (339)
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)
Kennesaw State University

Margo Thompson

Atlanta (316)
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

Kelly Burger 

Chicago (328)
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Delmar Rhodes

Chicago (328)
Johnson County Community College

Jonathan Grant

Wichita (452)
University of Kansas

Angela Brazil

Wichita (452)
Eastern Kentucky University

Steven Johnson

Louisville (327)
Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

Shannon Francis

Louisville (327)
University of Kentucky

Joel Andrade  

Louisville (327)
Bluegrass Community & Technical College
University of Maryland - Global Campus Diane Wilson

Barbara Brown
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

Valerie Williams

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

Philip Maranon Albuquerque (340)
New York
Syracuse University

Kate Untiedt

Buffalo (307)
Nassau Community College

Leslie Monsen 

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

Jaqueline Henry Winston-Salem (318)
Fayetteville Technical Community College

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

George Ackerman

Cleveland (325)
The Ohio State University

Edward Mathews

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

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

Ann Waywell

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


Waco (349)
Tarrant County College - Northeast

Denise Edwards

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

Tyrrell Biggers

Waco (349)
Salt Lake Community College

Mike Foster

Salt Lake City (341)
University of Utah

Jason Carter

Salt Lake City (341)
Weber State University

Seth Lund 

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

Michee Lamberth 

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

Carla Riggins

Roanoke (314)
Old Dominion University

Kristina Olson

Roanoke (314)
ECPI University

Maureen Gibson

Roanoke (314)
Liberty University

Lora Nichols 

Roanoke (314)
St. Leo University - South Hampton


Roanoke (314)
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Patrick Grube

Milwaukee (330)