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AU Veterans Services Support Network

History:

The Office of Campus Life initiated the Veterans Services Support Network (VSSN) to provide AU's military connected student population (Veterans, current Service-members, and dependents) with the necessary resources and support to achieve their educational goals. Network members will be the principal contacts for these students in their respective departments and will collaborate with one another to ensure that military connected students’ needs are being met and that problems are addressed quickly and effectively. The University recognizes the unique service and sacrifice of our military-connected community and is committed to working together to best SERVE these students through continued initiatives including the Veterans Services Support Network.

Mission:

Support- Military-connected students are a diverse group with a range of demographic characteristics, experiences, and intersecting identities. We want this network to be a place where they can get the support they need as they navigate being a student.

Educate-We want to share the tools/resources we have available with faculty, staff, and students. VA regulations are constantly changing, and we want to share changes that may impact the student/staff experience. We also want to provide staff and faculty with the knowledge they need to best respond to issues that emerge in the classroom and on campus.

Represent-Transitioning from the military into civilian culture, and then to a culture of higher education can be stressful. We want to ensure that these students feel represented and heard during this unique point in their lives.

Vision-We want to work together to continue to adapt, evolve and improve how we serve our military-connected students to facilitate their success during their time at American University.

Engage: We want to use each member’s expertise to engage with students at a level that the Veterans Services office cannot accomplish alone. The more expansive this network is, the greater postured we are to best serve our military-connected students.

 

 

Calvin Haney Associate Director of Student Engagement Campus Life

Regina Curran Interim AVP Student Engagement Campus Life

Alicia Marsh Associate Director Veterans Services AU Central

Dymeah Casey Veterans Services Coordinator AU Central

Benjamin Berg Assistant Director, Advising, Retention & Recruitment CAS - Undergraduate

Jonnel Clothier Senior Director, AU Central AU Central

James Ellis Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education Provost, Office of the

Erica Lesto Adjunct Instructor

Bryan Mitchell Grad Admissions Specialist SPA - School of Public Affairs

Jesse Nelson Academic Advisor SOC - School of Communication

Brian Rowe Director of Experiential Education Career Center

Ashley Rozendaal Director, Student Success & Student-Athlete Support Academic Support and Access Center

Kelsey Wali Assistant Director, Student Development KSB - Kogod School of Business

Simone Pringle Academic Services Assistant Office of the Registrar Washington College of Law

Amanda Kleinman Academic Coach

Jesse Monroe Associate Director-Admissions

Nora Cumberbatch Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Kogod School of Business

 

Have a Question? Contact the VSSN team

The VSSN Team is here to help! Please complete the referral form and we will connect you with the resources and staff members who can assist!*

*If you are a faculty, staff or peer and have concerns about another student, please submit a Care Report through the Dean of Students.