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AU Veterans Liaison Network

The Office of Campus Life initiated the Veterans' Liaison Network to help ensure that AU's student veterans navigate the university successfully to achieve their educational objectives. Network members will be veterans' principal contacts in their respective departments and will collaborate with one another to ensure that veterans' needs are being met and that problems are addressed quickly and effectively.


Sumaira Akber Director of Undergraduate Student & Academic Affairs SOC - School of Communication

Sumaira Akber joined SOC in 2017. Prior to coming to AU, Sumaira held a variety of positions in higher education including Georgia State University, University of Maryland Global Campus, George Washi

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Danette Burgess Assistant Director Financial Aid Financial Aid, Enrollment Services

Jason Garner Director of Admissions, KSB KSB - Acad Progs - Enrollment

Jason Garner joined the Kogod Graduate Admissions team in May 2017. Jason oversees the recruitment and admissions for all the on-campus graduate programs here at KSB. Prior to joining American Univers

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Calvin Haney Associate Director of Student Engagement Campus Life

Calvin currently serves as the Associate Director for Student Engagement with the Office of Campus Life. He is responsible for developing and enhancing programs, activities, events, and special co-cur

Alicia Marsh Associate Director Veterans Services AU Central

Alicia Marsh has been on staff at American University since 2012. She currently helps military-connected students use the VA Education benefits they’ve earned towards a degree at AU. Alicia previously

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Brian Rowe Director of Experiential Education Career Center

Brian heads the experiential education efforts for the career center, teaming with faculty, students, alumni, and employers to develop the most comprehensive and career focused experiences possible. B

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Valerie Verra Veterans Services Administrator AU Central

Valerie came to American University in January of 1991 to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Literature and found an environment where she could fully utilize her skills. Val has funct

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Julie Wickham Adjunct Instructor SIS - School of International Service

Julie Wickham has been an undergraduate academic advisor in SIS since summer 2001. Initially an advisor for all SIS freshmen, Julie now works with undergraduate students at all academic levels. Prior

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Jennifer Thurston
AU Vets President
Lexi Little
AU Vets Secretary
Sophie Nowak
AU Vets Treasurer
Army ROTC Liaison
Roberto Bender
Event Coordinator/25 Live
Luke Lynch
Air Force ROTC Liaison