Student Veterans: A Valuable Asset to Higher Education
Track: Higher Education Track (Sponsored by The College Board)
This session aims to spark a new discourse on how colleges and universities view and empower student veterans, a discourse that pushes higher education past the "veteran-friendly" rhetoric to seize the long-term value of student veterans and veteran alumni. A brief presentation updating the current research on the valuable contributions student veterans provide to academic institutions will serve as a framework for a dynamic discussion among college and university leaders who have used the research to implement changes at their schools. The panel will cover topics including the development of new recruitment strategies directed at student veterans and shifting the campus environment to recognize the long-term value of student veterans and veteran alumni.