Statewide Steering Committee:
Phil Larson, Program Director Veteran and Military Services, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Kara Fields, Director of Veteran and Military Services, Macomb Community College
Chris Engle, Dean, Enrollment, Retention, and Registrar, Mott Community College
Billy Clayton, Military Advocate, Western Michigan University
Robert (Bob) James, Associate Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Professional Development, Henry Ford College
Knowledge Community Chairs:
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.
Vacant Position, Coordinator of Membership Coordinator.
SVA/Conference Committee Coordinator
Vacant Position, Coordinator of the Annual Conference Committee.
Katie Giardello, Project Consultant, Michigan Center for Student Success, Michigan Community College Association
Sarah Mellon, Education Analyst, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
Will Emerson, Director of Student Success Initiatives, Michigan Association of State Universities
Sarah Anthony, Deputy Director of Partnerships and Advocacy, Michigan College Access Network