Veterans Programs Office Staff

Missy Anderson

Veterans Coordinator

Missy Anderson comes to us from Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service where she served as the Administrative Assistant for three graduate and two undergraduate programs. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2010, Missy worked for Sacramento City College for nearly a decade, first as the Veterans Certifying Official and then as the Student Personnel Assistant in Athletics. Eager to work with veterans again, Missy accepted the position of Program Coordinator – Veterans Affairs at Shoreline Community College in January, 2014. Her goals are to provide a safe, welcoming environment for veterans and their families, and expand the existing support services that ensure student success in and out of the classroom. Born and raised in Sacramento, California, Missy enjoys spending time with family and friends, trips to the ocean, playing golf, working in her yard and volunteering with the Seattle Women’s Chorus.

Rosemary Whiteside

Veterans Advisor

Rosemary serves as the Academic Advisor for the Shoreline Veterans Program. Rosemary has a bachelor’s degree in Business and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Her varied work experiences include a stint as an assistant buyer for a department store, working as a therapist in a community mental health clinic, academic advising, and for a period of time, being a full-time mom. She is married to a U.S. Navy veteran and has two daughters.

Eberth Arias

Student Support Programs Program Coordinator

Derek Levy

Dean of Student Support & Success

As the Dean of Student Support & Success, Derek is responsible for strategic direction and daily operations for Student Support Programs, including Veterans Programs, Student Accessibility Services (SAS), Assessment and Testing Center, Tutoring Services, and the Community Employment Program (CEP). Derek earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and Master of Arts in College Student Personnel at Bowling Green State University. A son of a Korean War veteran, Derek is passionate about supporting military connected students and has had the opportunity to open Veteran Centers at two previous schools. Derek and his wife have three boys and numerous pets. He is also active each spring and summer as a Little League umpire.


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