Victoria Pridemore

Associate Director, Military and Veterans Student Services
Colonial Central
Address: 801 21st Street NW
Ground Floor
Washington, District Of Columbia

Victoria Pridemore, Associate Director of Military and Student Services, has addressed throughout her career the diverse and ever-changing needs of veterans, military service members and families. Victoria has over 13 years in the Army and Virginia Army National Guard. She has deployments during both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Currently she is a Platoon Sergeant for the 29th Infantry Division in Fort Belvoir, VA.

After returning from Afghanistan in 2011, Victoria has been building relationships with national and local veteran services and military organizations in different roles. As Military and Veteran Outreach and Partnership Development Specialist for Excelsior College, she networked in the veteran community, and developed partnerships that boost enrollment among military, veterans and other specific demographics. Before joining Excelsior College, Victoria worked as Program Manager for the Veterans Innovation Center in Washington, DC. In this highly visible, volunteer role, she researched, managed and evaluated programs that supported veterans (and their families) returning from deployment.

In addition to her solid professional background, Victoria is committed to working side-by-side with other leaders and volunteers in the community to make a difference in people's lives. She is a co-founder and current president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit I in Washington, DC, and has worked with other veteran service organizations including Final Salute, Inc. and Team Red, White, and Blue.

Victoria is passionate helping about veterans, service members, and their families find personal happiness and professional success. For her work in veterans services and advocacy she was recently awarded “Shining the Light: Female Veterans Making a Difference” by Howard University and Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of American (CADCA).