Key VRC Roles
Our work studies are the first faces that you will see as you arrive in our office. Each of them uses some form of veteran or dependant benefits, so do not hesitate to ask them detailed questions regarding your benefit! Our work-studies are brimming with vet-specific information, and they are the vanguard of our office.
Below is a table of our administrative roles. Push the "Click Here" button above each name to read the qualifications and specialties of this VRC staff member. If you have more particular questions that require specific direction, it will be clear that your message is being given to the correct member of our staff.
As a VA Certifying Officer, Chiaki answers VA education benefit specific questions, is responsible for keeping the VA informed of students’ academic enrollment status, and is able to differentiate between tuition and fee payments from other sources in order to properly certify tuition and fees to the VA.
Chiaki certifies students with last names I-Z.
VA Certifying Official
As the Program Coordinator, Alonzo's duties include, but are not limited to, scholarship support for student veterans, Green Zone trainings for faculty and staff throughout UNM, general outreach within the UNM community (and the Albuquerque community as a whole) and advising student veterans on general school matters. Student veterans who would like to speak with Alonzo can drop by the VRC to see him on a walk-in basis. Alonzo also manages the staff and work-studies in the office.
Program Coordinator & Interim Director
Chris is our liaison from the VA who is well-versed in the VetSuccess and VocRehab programs. He addresses concerns that have mainly VA implications.
More details on these services can be found on our VetSuccess page!
VetSuccess & VocRehab Counselor
As a VA Certifying Officer, Brandon answers VA education benefit specific questions, is responsible for keeping the VA informed of students’ academic enrollment status, and is able to differentiate between tuition and fee payments from other sources in order to properly certify tuition and fees to the VA.
Brandon manages the work-studies in the office and certifies all students with last names A-H and all Chapter 31s.
VA Certifying Official