Veterans Advisory Council
Veterans Advisory Council

Veterans Advisory Council


The San Diego Mesa College Veterans Advisory Council's purpose entails coordinating efforts to enhance services provided to military, veteran, and dependent students. 

Type: Operational

Reports to: Student Services

Meets: The Veterans Advisory Council meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. in I4-402.  |  View Agendas & Minutes


Mission Statement:  The San Diego Mesa College Veterans Services Program promotes a culture of collaboration within the campus and surrounding community to increase awareness and sensitivity to matters concerning veterans, active duty and their dependents.  The program creates and sustains an encouraging environment by acknowledging, honoring, and addressing veterans' unique needs.  This is accomplished by providing veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to achieve their educational and professional goals. 

Membership 2023-2024

  •   Chair and Dean 
  • Dr. Ailene Cua Crakes
    Dean, School of Student Development
  •   Representative


  • Vacant
  •   Representative
  • Dr. Jennifer Carmichael
    Dean, of Math and Natural Science 
  •   Representatives
  • -
    AS Vice President 
  • -
    AS President
  •   Representatives
  • Jose Hueso
    Supervisor, Veterans and Records
  • Ivonne Alvarez
    Director, Admissions
  •   Representatives
  • Sandra Belew and Alex Holowicki
    Academic Senate
  • Tonya Whitfield
    Professor, Culinary Arts Management
  • Jillian Ventrone
    Professor, Counseling


  • Angie Avila
    Student Development 
  • Jordan Agricula
    Veterans Success Center 
  • Armando Manzo
  • (3) Classified or Faculty Representative
    (1) Other representatives
  • Madeleine Hinkes
    Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
  • Taj George
    Administrative Technician, Administrative Services
  • Dina Miyoshi
    Faculty, Psychology
  • Genevieve Esguerra
    Student Affairs
  • New Membership
    New Area (copy this line for new members)
      Other Representatives
  • Adrian Tanjuaquio
    SST, Veterans Resource Center

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