Chermaine Harrell is the Associate Regional Dean, Military & VA Programs at National University. She joined National University in 2013. In this role, she manages operations at National University's military campuses as well as military online programs in California. She also is responsible for military and veterans outreach activities in California.

During her 26 years in the Marine Corps, Chermaine served in numerous billets to include Quality Assurance Staff Non Commissioned Officer, Series Chief Drill Instructor, Company 1stSgt, Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Air Combat Element (ACE) Sergeant Major and Marine Aviation Training Support Group Sergeant Major. She deployed in support of Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and various unit deployments. Her personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with gold star and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

Chermaine graduated for Chapman University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources at Chapman 2013.