Meet Our Staff

Islander Transition Center

Dr. Jerilee Milligan

Dr. Jerilee Milligan
Asst. Director, Islander Transition Center
Phone: 361.825.3069
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Dr. Jerilee Milligan is from Corpus Christi, Texas and graduated from Del Mar College with her Associate's degree in Liberal Arts. She later went on to receive a Bachelor's degree in English, a Master's degree in Counseling, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Her advice to students is to visit the Transition Center any time through out their academic journey.

Bill Coari Bill Coari 
Program Coordinator
Phone: 361.825.3787
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Bill Coari was raised in Corpus Christi. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Physical Education from Texas A&I (now A&M) in Kingsville. After his tenure at UT-Arlington as an Instructor and Advisor, Bill returned to home in 2008 to become an Academic Advisor in the College of Education at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. In 2011, Bill joined the Transition Center where he helps new students and promotes our online degree program called Degree Works.


Shannon Chambers
Academic Advisor
Phone: 361.825.2068
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Shannon was raised on the west coast of CA and is a US naval veteran. She received both her B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Higher Education Leadership at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. She has worked in higher education for nearly 5 years and has advised for the last 2 years. She relocated to Corpus Christi in 2016 and joined the Islander Transition Center Team at TAMUCC.


Mandalyne Gonzalez
Academic Advisor
Phone: 361.825.2074
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Mandalyne was raised in the Rio Grande Valley.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Bio-Medical Sciences from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi.   During her Undergrad, she worked at CASA as a Peer Mentor and as a Science Tutor.  In 2016 she joined the Islander Transition Center at TAMUCC.

Lisa Ramirez Lisa Canchola-Ramirez
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 361.825.5931
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Lisa is from Rockport, Texas and graduated from Del Mar College with her Associate's degree in Applied Science. She has been employed at the University for over 15 years, and enjoys working with students to help them achieve their educational goals.