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Military and Veteran Student Services

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Mission: Our role is to support military members, veterans, and their families at UNI as they transition between military duty, college, and new careers. We are committed to faculty and staff education, on and off campus resource networking, advocacy, and listening to each student to ensure that each military affiliated students' voice is heard and they are empowered to achieve success in class and beyond.

Military & Veteran Student Services

Purpose 

The Veterans Student Committee provides advice and counsel to the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Coordinator of Veterans Student Services on matters related to student veterans. The Committee is appointed by the Vice President in consultation with others, is chaired by the Coordinator of Veterans Student Services, and meets as determined by the Chair. 

Current Membership

Coordinator, Veteran Student ServicesNorman Ferguson, Jr. 
Academic Learning CenterNick Sullivan
Academic AdvisingRachel Ruane
Continuing and Distance EducationJustin Szabo
Faculty/staff at-largeBruce Bowler
Faculty/staff at-largeAshley Adams
AdmissionsDan Schofield
Financial AidNicole Lehman
Veterans Certifying OfficialTricia Welter
Veterans Certifying OfficialLinda Feuchtwanger
CounselingVacant
Student Disability ServicesJenny Lynes
Military Science/ROTCJon Thompson
Iowa Vocational RehabilitationChris Crews-Larsen
UNIVA PresidentChris Kennedy

Appointments

Members represent units and are recommended for appointment as is described here:

Member/RepresentativeRecommender
Academic AffairsProvost
Academic Learning CenterDirector, Academic Center
Academic AdvisingDirector, Academic Advising
Compliance & Equity ManagementDirector, Compliance and Equity Management
Faculty/staff at-large (3)*Vice President for Student Affairs
Community*Vice President for Student Affairs
University RelationsExecutive Director, University Relations
AdmissionsDirector, Admissions
Financial AidDirector, Financial Aid
Veterans Certifying OfficialUniversity Registrar
CounselingDirector, Counseling
Student Disability ServicesCoordinator, Student Disability Services
Student Health ClinicDirector, Student Health Clinic
Military Science/ROTCBattalion Commander
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesCoordinator
StudentPresident, NISG
StudentRepresentative of Veterans' Student Organization

*Preference in making at-large appointments will be given faculty, staff or community members who are veterans, who have particular research or content knowledge about veterans' matters, or who have particular professional responsibilities related to military service. 

**In the case where there is not a currently-functioning student organization of students who are veterans, preference in making the appointment will be given to students who are veterans. 

History

The committee was appointed in fall 2009 by Vice President for Student Affairs Terry Hogan to conduct initial assessment of needs of veteran students and provide coordination of existing services. Dan Schofield of Admissions was initial chair. In fall 2011, Assistant Registrar Jennifer Suchan was assigned to coordinate veteran student services and the charge to the committee was refined. 

Approved by Vice President for Student Affairs, August 1, 2011

Replaces previous version approved July 1, 2009