Meet Our Staff

In the Transfer, Veteran, and Returning Adult Students Office, our entire staff shares a belief in empowering and serving students to make Gonzaga University a vibrant community.

Colleen Quinn Vandenboom

Assistant Dean, Student Involvement & Leadership

Veteran Support services has recently become one of her report areas. This year Colleen is focused on bringing together the community of veterans at Gonzaga, and increasing and streamlining resources for our student veterans. or 509-313-5606

Katie Bresnan


Katie is a senior at Gonzaga studying Biology and Environmental Studies. In her position Katie works with the national VetCorp program and is a wonderful resource for students, faculty and staff at Gonzaga. Katie is currently working on helping Gonzaga become a more student veteran supportive campus. She is hosting the veteran socials, boots projects and will work on other initiatives throughout the year.

Venette Melo

VA Work-Study

Venette is a graduate student and veteran. In her position, Venette is a wonderful resource for students, faculty and staff at Gonzaga.

Michaela Johnson

Program Coordinator

Michaela is a program coordinator in Student Involvement and Leadership. She works to coordinate our TVRAS lunches and monthly TVRAS programming. Michaela also organizes our Transfer Orientation.

Mason Scheer

Student Employee

Mason is a senior at Gonzaga studying finance and entrepreneurship. Mason is a good resource for TVRAS students for any questions about Gonzaga or Spokane life. Mason also works with Colleen on projects and research to help TVRAS.