Steering Committee

Statewide Steering Committee:

Treasurer

Billy Clayton, Military Advocate, Western Michigan University

Secretary

Chris Engle, Dean, Enrollment, Retention, and Registrar, Mott Community College

Vice Chair

Kara Fields, Director of Veteran and Military Services, Macomb Community College

Technology Chair

Robert (Bob) James, Associate Dean School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Professional Development, CIS Instructor, Henry Ford College

Chair

Phil Larson, Program Director Veteran and Military Services, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Knowledge Community Chairs:

Academic Credit

Julie Lavender, Vice President of Instructional Services, Kirtland Community College

Post-Military Career Success

Steven Lipnicki, Assistant Dean of Students, Grand Valley State University

Outreach & Strategic Partnerships

Sarah Mellon, Veterans Services Coordinator, Michigan State University

SCO/School Certifying Official Support

Gail Bock, School Certifying Official, Henry Ford College

SVA/Student Veteran Organization Support

Eric Wuestenberg, Coordinator of Veterans Support Services, Oakland University.

Ex-Officio Members:

(MCAN)

Sarah Anthony, Deputy Director of Partnerships and Advocacy, Michigan College Access Network

(MCCA)

Katie Giardello, Director of Veteran and Transfer Initiatives, Michigan Center for Student Success, Michigan Community College Association

(MVAA)

Jeff Schuett, Education Analyst, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

(MASU)

Will Emerson, Director of Student Success Initiatives, Michigan Association of State Universities