Brent provided leadership in the Veterans Center, including recruiting students, cultivating donor support, and identifying
new ways that Vanguard can better serve the veteran population. He also serves as the primary contact with elected
officials and civic organizations. Brent is a veteran of the marine corps and a Vanguard University graduate.
Director, Veterans Resource Center
Justin oversees the student services coordinators, the Veterans Center, and works closely with student issues to ensure student retention. Justin is also the Chair of the Admissions Committee as well as the Student Advisory Board. Justin received his BA in Business – Organizational Management through Vanguard University’s Professional Studies program and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Executive Leadership at USC. He brings to the team, seven years of management experience from several service-driven industries. Justin is driven to provide each and every student with a memorable Professional Studies experience.
Samantha reaches out into the community to speak with veterans about attending Vanguard University. She builds relationships with local non-profits to provide veteran students with resources they need. She also works closely with local community college veteran’s centers to help assist veteran’s transition to the university setting. Samantha received her BA in Social Science from Ashford University and her MA in Counseling Psychology from National University. Samantha is an Army Veteran and brings her experience working with veterans as an education counselor for the Army National Guard.
Dominica is Vanguard’s V.A. Primary Certifying Official. She processes all paperwork for students receiving V.A. Education Benefits, offers one-on-one benefits counseling/advising, coordinates special events, and helps advise the Veteran Student Club. Dominica completed her BA in Communication Studies and Sociology from Vanguard University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Counseling, Student Development in Higher Education at Cal State Long Beach. She is passionate about diversity programming and student development in higher education. In her spare time, Dominica enjoys traveling abroad, volunteering, painting, and film.
Mia tracks and follows up with prospective Professional Studies and Veteran students through the application process and is responsible for student recruitment at college fairs and corporate events. Mia also interviews and guides students through the steps necessary to starting the Professional Studies program by performing comprehensive education counseling and providing transcript evaluations. Mia has earned her BA degree in Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California.