L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs



Steph Vennetti

Director of Academic Advising and Student Services

Raleigh Building, Room 1014-C Phone: 804-827-0789 Email: vennettis@vcu.edu


-Major and career exploration
-Retaining at-risk and underrepresented student populations
-Person-centered and solution-focused counseling


  • M.Ed., Counselor Education, College Student Development, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B.S., Psychology, Christopher Newport University
  • A.S., Social Sciences, Virginia Peninsula Community College
  • N.C.C.- Nationally Certified Counselor, National Board for Certified Counselors


Education and Career Planning, Navigating Pride at VCU and RVA, VC(YOU), Mindset for Academic Success, Options in Nursing


  • Career and identity exploration
  • Women in leadership
  • Holistic wellness and coaching
  • First-generation college students
  • LGBTQ+ studies

Steph Vennetti has over a decade of experience supporting students in exploring the connection between majors and careers and connecting their identities, values, and strengths to meaningful experiences. Steph applies a holistic and student-centered approach to creating strategic initiatives and programming to help increase retention, enrollment, and student success. She was the recipient of the 2023 NACADA Region II: Excellence in Advising-Advising Administrator award as well as the 2023 VCU UAAB: Innovation in Advising award. Using her psychology and counseling educational background, she strives to help students curate their best futures at VCU & beyond.