Title:
Creating and Sustaining a Veteran-Friendly Campus: An Interactive Panel and Discussion

Presenters:
Ronnie White, Assistant Director, G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans, Mississippi State University; Rod Davis, Director, Veterans Support Office, The Texas A&M University System

Session Time 1: Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 am
Room: Aqua 314

Session Time 2: Thursday 12:45 - 1:45 pm
Room: Aqua 313

Abstract:
The rapid increase of veterans, dependents and servicemembers in higher education has fueled a national awakening of the need for universities and colleges to provide optimum environments for education, graduation, and success. This interactive session outlines the major paths to becoming military and veteran friendly and the guidelines for sustaining and expanding that posture. Primary points of discussion will include the critical importance of university leadership, outreach, student veteran involvement, best practices, and a holistic approach to veteran's services.