Washington DC Center

Our DC Center is a non-instructional outreach and support office that helps adult learners realize opportunities available through Excelsior programs, guides them through the admissions process, and provides support to ensure their success.

The Center:

  • supports military and veteran outreach efforts.
  • serves the Excelsior community college and corporate partnerships in the region.
  • assists current and future students.
  • provides networking opportunities among students and alumni in the area.
  • offers a complementary, unofficial evaluation of previously earn credits for servicemembers, veterans, partnered corporations employees, and partnered community colleges students.

The Washington DC Center also offers appointments for a one-on-one conversations with our professional and knowledgeable admissions specialists.


The Center serves approximately 50 military installations in the area. We attend both military fairs, as well as other events throughout the DC Metro Area, the Washington DC Center and we are available to meet you to discuss your options for furthering your education.

We are one of a few select institutions serving in the United States Army's Enlisted Education Program College of The American Soldier. Our Military Outreach Admissions Specialists visit many different military installations on a daily basis and are available to you. You may even qualify for a free unofficial transcript evaluation of any prior credits and military service credits.

Over 5,000 Excelsior graduates reside in the Washington, DC Capitol Area and more than 2,200 are military and veteran personnel.


If you are looking for a new job or would like to advance in your current position, earning a degree with an accredited college that can assist veterans in achieving their career goals is the solution.

Excelsior College is recognized by Military Times EDGE magazine as a "Best for Vets" college, 2011 and for 2012.

Veteran career and job fairs are supported by Excelsior College in the DC and surrounding areas.

Excelsisor accepts credit for military training, previous college credits, and offers flexible courses. It is why, veterans the world over, choose Excelsior College. Get started on your college degree today.


Excelsior College holds several community college, organizational, and veteran education partnerships nationwide and within the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. These partnerships provide lower overall costs for their members as well as other benefits. About 600 Metro area residents are currently enrolled in degree programs at the College.

Learn more about our Partnerships

Center Staff

The Center has experienced military and civilian staff serving both current and future Excelsior College students.

Jeanne Contardo, PhD
Special Assistant to the President and Executive of the Council of Experts

Telaekah Brooks, JD
Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives

Robert Waters, PhD
Dean, School of Public Service

Karen Bryce
Program Director, MPA

Kailey Soundara
Academic Partnership Manager

Hamisi Amani-Dove
Director of Workforce Partnerships

Dang Phommasarn
DC Center Office Administrator

Reuben Dacher-Shapiro, MPA
Program Support Coordinator

Lisa Romano
Interim Director of Academic Partnership

Ashley Abedin
Academic Partnership Specialist

Zzebria Sewell

For More Information

Monday through Friday
8:30 am to 5 pm ET


Veterans/Military Email:

Excelsior College
2000 M Street, NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20036

For Appointments

Contact the Center

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm ET


Please have your official transcripts sent to:

Excelsior College
Office of Registration and Records
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203-5159