“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it… it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown

We want to thank all of you for the support you have shown us over the years. Now that we are part of MACRAO, we continue our work on a bigger stage.  


The CMVE was founded as a grassroots effort out of Central Michigan University in 2010.

The Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU – formerly Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan, PCSUM) and the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) helped to formalize the consortium and, in early 2012, Michigan’s 43 public colleges and universities joined with other key partners to create the Consortium as a statewide network to improve support for our veteran and military-connected students. In 2015, CMVE received a generous three-year Kresge Foundation award to ramp up its work. This award has reinvigorated the consortium and CMVE stands readier than ever to carry out its mission to help Michigan’s colleges and universities best serve our nation’s heroes.