Create a veteran’s advisory committee to help direct institutional policies, programs, and services.
Creating a veteran-supportive institution is a complex and comprehensive endeavor. It involves crafting a strategic plan, establishing metrics and collecting data, and facilitating collaboration between numerous departments. Often times these efforts are completed without staffing. Many institutions have found a way around this by forming a veteran’s advisory committee. These committees are made up of individuals from various departments and positions, and are responsible for helping the institution move towards becoming a more veteran-supportive institution. Below is a list of suggested committee members.
Ideal Advisory Committee Members
Admissions Officer, Assistant Director of Development, Certifying Official, Dean(s) of Academic Program, Director of Counseling Services, Director of Student Programing, Disability Services Officer, Faculty Member(s), Military Family Member, Registrar’s Assistant, Student Veteran (both man and women representative), Vice-President for Student Services.
King County Institutions Implementing Practice
Antioch University, Art Institute of Seattle, Cascadia Community College, DeVry University, Eastern Washington University, Green River Community College, Renton Technical College, Seattle University, South Seattle Community College.
From Timm Lovitt's Promising Best Practices: Veteran-Supportive Institutions of Higher Education in King County (Veterans Training Support Center, 2013). See the full report: download pdf, 99 pages
Project provided by King County Veterans and Human Services Levy
and the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.