UAA forms Military and Veteran Student Task Force

by Jamie Gonzales  |   

Associate Vice Chancellor Bruce Schultz and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Mike Driscoll are pleased to announce the formation of a UAA Military and Veteran Student Task Force. UAA has more than 1,850 active duty military and veteran students enrolled this spring semester, which is the largest number in our history. We are particularly proud that UAA has been designated as a Military Friendly School for the past three years, which places us among only 15 percent of the nations' colleges and universities with such distinction. Clearly, we're headed in the right direction.

The task force will inventory existing services, programs and academic and administrative polices; examine issues affecting UAA's active duty military and veteran students and their dependents and guided by best practices and national trends, recommend improvements to services, programs, resources and academic and administrative policies concerning these students.

Chairing the task force are:
Stephen Strom, associate dean, Community and Technical College
Maureen O'Malley, associate professor, School of Nursing
Annie Route, director, Student Life and Leadership

Additional members include:
Sandi Culver, associate vice chancellor, Financial Services
Bill Howell, director of Student Services, Kenai Peninsula College
Lt. Col. Glen Lehman, AFROTC, Community and Technical College
John Johnson, military and veterans' community services assistant, Student Affairs
Cody Kelsoe, USUAA presidential appointment
Dawn Lowrey, VA benefits coordinator, Student Financial Assistance
Nichole Tovar, president, Student Veterans of UAA
Michael Turner, professor of counseling, Dean of Students Office
Lora Volden, university registrar, Registrar's Office
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