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Meet the VSO Staff

Trisha Ruiz
Veteran Services Office Coordinator
281-283-3071
Ruiz@uhcl.edu

United States Army

Throughout my childhood, education was instilled in me and has served as a foundation to my career. I was born and raised in Rocksprings, TX and after high school I attended a catholic university for one semester before realizing the financial burden my education was placing on me and my family. I left school and joined the United States Army in 2002. My sole purpose for joining the service was to earn my GI Bill benefits and help me pay for my schooling.

After six years of honorable service as a Military Police Officer, I was discharged from the Armed Forces so that I could begin my journey in academia. In 2008, I was accepted to the University of Texas at San Antonio and in 2010 became the first person in my family to earn a bachelor’s degree. I pursued a master’s of education with a concentration in higher education from Angelo State University.

Transitioning from the military to the civilian life was overwhelming. Registering and attending classes in the military was very different in comparison to a civilian. It was then that I developed a passion to help my brothers and sisters in arms, and their dependents in the journey from a military lifestyle to a university setting. I hope to make your experience at the University of Houston-Clear Lake a memorable one.

Alex Rodriguez
VSO Student Worker
United States Navy

Mike Medina
VSO Student Worker
United States Marine Corps

Harlem Bates
VSO Student Worker
United States Navy

Location:
Student Services and Classroom Building third floor room 3.201.

Mail:
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Veteran Services Office
2700 Bay Area Boulevard, Box 177
Houston, TX 77058-1098

Phone:
(281) 283-3071

Fax:
(281) 226-7297

E-mail:
vso@uhcl.edu

Fall/Spring:
Mon-Thurs
9:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Summer:
Mon-Thurs
9:00 am-5:30 pm
Fri
9:00 am-12:00 pm

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