About the Veterans Success Center

Mission and Goals

Sacramento State’s Veterans Success Center provides multi-faceted assistance to prospective and enrolled
student veterans and dependents. Most notably, the center assists students in accessing their GI benefits,
completing the admission application process, and registering for courses. The center also helps students access
campus resources, get involved in leadership activities, and transition into the civilian work world.

  • Ensure that VSC students receive all federal and state benefits in which they are entitled in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Continually adapt to the needs of veteran students and refine practices as necessary to improve services they need.
  • Provide a welcoming and inviting environment for veterans that will aid in their transition to college.

Core Values

The core values of the Veterans Success Center are Service, Community and Commitment.

Contact Us

The Veterans Success Center is located at Lassen Hall 3003.

Telephone: (916) 278-6733

Email: vets@csus.edu

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Staff and student leadership are key to the success of the VSC.  The team members are dedicated staff, faculty and students who contribute in a variety of ways.

Staff and Student Leadership

Staff Support Team

Dr. Jeff Weston, Director

Dr. Weston is an Air Force veteran and first generation college graduate completing a BA in Government and a MA in Educational Leadership both from Sacramento State. He earned his doctorate degree from Drexel University.

Availability: Call (916) 278-6733 for an appointment.

Mateo Avila, Veterans Admissions Counselor

Mateo has been working in student affairs for the last 10 years.  His passion is helping all students obtain their educational goals.  He earned a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in Legal Studies and a Law Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Availability: Call (916) 278-6733 for an appointment.

Austin Sihoe, Certifying Official & Program Coordinator

Austin is a Navy veteran who was stationed on the USS KittyHawk. Working at Sacramento State since 2007, his passion is helping all students obtain their educational goals.  He earned a bachelor's degree from Sacramento State majoring in Kinesiology.

Availability: Call (916) 278-2197 for an appointment.

Monica Daniel, Veterans Career Pathways Coordinator

Monica has been working at Sacramento State since 2012. Monica enthusiastically leads the Veterans Career Pathways Program with a goal to assist military veterans and dependents make a successful transition to civilian career opportunities. Specializations include: College major assessment, career research, military skill transfer, resume building, and professional networking.

Additionally, Monica facilitates career-related workshops for community veterans.

Availability: Call (916) 278-2109 for an appointment.