Steering Committee

CMVE Board of Directors


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

Vice Chair

Patrick Forystek, Veteran and Military Services, Michigan State University


Position Vacant


Bethany Alford, Director of Military Student Affairs, Saginaw Valley State University

Technology Chair

Bob James, Associate Dean, School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Professional Development, Henry Ford College

CMVE Board of Directors

Academic Credit

Position Vacant

Post-Military Career Success

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

Outreach & Strategic Partnerships

Vacant Position, Outreach & Strategic Partnerships

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.

SVA/Membership Coordinator

Tom Pitock, Coordinator of Veteran Affairs,University of Michigan - Dearborn

SVA/Conference Committee Coordinator

Vacant Position, Coordinator of the Annual Conference Committee.

Ex-Officio Members:


Erica Orians, 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