Veteran Advocacy Committee
Supporting the Needs of Veterans
This committee has provided a collaborative platform from which to review the unique and varied needs of veterans and explore how NKU can become a more Veteran Friendly campus. In addition, the group works to ensure that we have a support network in place to meet the needs of veterans.
NKU is unique in that we continually work together across campus to seek veteran-friendly initiatives that will help our student veterans. To all past and current VAC members, NKU thanks them for their participation and support.
Why We're Here
Our veterans have strong leadership skills and are responsible citizens. Many are the first in their family to go to college. They will become leaders and persons of influence in society.
It is important for NKU to promote GI Bill benefits to our area veterans and for us to do all we can to support the success of these students when they arrive on our campus…..
- Work to create campus awareness of issues faced by veterans.
- Develop programs that support access and success of student veterans and family members.
- Facilitate dialogue in campus community that directly affects the academic success and well-being of student veterans and families.
- Provide a forum for student veterans (V.E.T.S.) to give feedback on issues that affect their academic success.
- Partner with organizations that can assist veterans.
- Engage the community in the process.
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
Peg Adams, Director, U-CAP
Ben Anderson, Director, Counseling Services
Kathleen Barker, Early Alert Specialist, U-CAP
Vicki Berling, Executive Director, Educational Outreach
John Bickers, Faculty, Chase Law
Cathy Carson, Assistant VP, Facilities Management
Amy Danzo, Director, Testing Services
Deloris Elliott, Clinical Social Worker, DVA-VRCC
Bill Froude, Director, Career Services
Melissa Gorbandt, Director, Admissions – Outreach
Kim Graboskey, Director, Student Account Services
Terry Flannary, President, Norse V.E.T.S.
Angela Calhoun, Interim Registrar
Michael Hinckley, Faculty, History & Geography
Jim Hughes, Faculty, Business Informatics
Whitney Kessinger, Analyst, Institutional Research
Leslie Kyle, Assistant Dean, Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business Advising Center
Jennie Lamothe, Director, New Student Orientation
Bonnie May, Faculty, History & Geography
Thom McGovern, Chair, Visual Arts
Andy Meeks, Director, Business Operations & Aux Svc
Dave Merriss, Chairman, VAC
Tyler Moore, Professor, LTC, Aerospace Studies — UC AF ROTC
Susan Mospens, Director, Student Support Services
Ava Nienaber, Associate Director, Adm Proc Transfer Svc
Edward Norris, MSG, USAF, Reserve Recruiting
Jeanne Pettit, Faculty, First Year Programs
Amy Racke, Assistant Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Holly Riffe, Professor & Director MSW Program
Kathleen Roberts, Senior Adviser, Unclusive Excellence
Kim Scranage, Vice President, Enrollment and Degree Management
Marilyn Schleyer, Faculty, Advanced Nursing Studies
Arnie Slaughter, Director, University Housing
Leah Stewart, Director, Student Financial Assistance
Rees Storm, Director of Advising, College of Informatics
Robin Estridge, Veterans Certification Coordinator
Evert “Shane” Talbott, Faculty, Health Professions
Jessica Thiede, VITAL (VHACN) Initiative, Program Coordinator
Kim Turner, AVP Student Support & Business Ops
Stephen Meier, Manager of OSCRA
Diane Williams, Director, LA Programs
Nathan Louis, Professor, MAJ (P), Military Science — Xavier Army ROTC
Ryan Padgett, Asst. VP, Enrollment & Student Success