Since today is Veterans Day, I’ll step away from our November topic to thank those who have served in our military and to acknowledge that Minnesota State has a strong history of supporting veterans. Check out more information here.
Our system office staff had a workshop earlier this week where we had an opportunity to hear from a panel of students who are veterans, as well as staff from several of our colleges and universities who support them. I came away with a new appreciation of the challenges that face our students who are veterans, and proud of our commitment to them.
As leaders, we can:
- Visit the veterans center at your institution and learn more about the students they serve
- Volunteer to assist at an event sponsored by the veterans center or a student veteran group
- Be familiar with our policies and procedures for supporting student veterans and promote them at your campus
Dee Anne Bonebright