Brent Theobald
Director of Veterans Affairs, Government, and Community Relations

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.



Shenise Hollis
Financial Aid Compliance Officer and VA Certifying Official


Shenise 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. Shenise completed her BA in Communication Studies from Vanguard University and is currently enrolled in a Master’s in Counseling Program at the University of Redlands. She is passionate working with this population to help them achieve their goals. In her spare time, Shenise enjoys playing board games, reading, and watching movies.

Mia Grajeda
Graduate and Professional Studies Admissions Counselor, Veteran Student Population


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.

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