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Earl Raehsler, Veteran Success Center, Coordinator

Contact me at elraehsler@ucdavis.edu

(530) 752-5709

As the Coordinator for the Veterans Success Center I get the opportunity to work with all the Veterans, Service Members and Dependents on Campus. I have been with UC Davis since 2010 when I retired from the United States Army after 24 years of service. While serving in the Army I was an Infantryman, Drill Instructor, Medic, Operating Room Tech, Licensed Practical Nurse and Recruiter. Before coming to the Veterans Success Center I worked as the Associate Director of Admission with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling and any chance I can get on a river to do some fishing.


Raquel Villanueva""Raquel Villanueva, Veterans Affairs Certifying Official/Retention Advisor

Contact me at ravillanueva@ucdavis.edu

(530) 752-2175

Raquel is the Veterans Affairs Certifying Official and Retention Adviser. Her primary role is to manage and administer educational benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the California Department of Veteran Affairs (CalVet). She enjoys working with veterans, service members, and their dependents. She is grateful for their selfless service to our nation and is passionate in helping them achieve their academic and professional goals. She provides exclusive and focused attention to the needs of all veterans, service members, and dependents on campus. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She loves the hiking, camping, and traveling.