Mobilizing Institutional Resources to Build a Stronger Regional Veterans Network
Track: Higher Education
The Veterans Summit is an annual event which is hosted by the Student Veterans of America Chapter at Lyndon State College in Northeastern Vermont. The purpose of the one-day summit is to bring "all" veterans, their families, and veteran service organizations together to build relationships, stronger connections, and an enhanced regional support network. In this session, attendees will learn how the summit has expanded and revitalized veterans initiatives across the state. Strategies, which student veterans, administrators, faculty and staff, can use to replicate this event will be presented and discussed. You will learn how to garner your institution's buy-in along with financial, logistical, and marketing support for similar events.