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Steering Committee

Leadership for the CMVE is provided by a statewide steering committee:
Billy Clayton, Military Advocate, Western Michigan University (Treasurer)
Chris Engle, Dean, Enrollment, Retention, and Registrar, Mott Community College (Secretary)
Kara Fields, Director of Veteran and Military Services, Macomb Community College (Vice Chair)
Robert (Bob) James, Associate Dean School of Business, Entrepreneurship and Professional Development, CIS Instructor, Henry Ford College (Technology Chair)
Phil Larson, Program Director Veteran and Military Services, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Chair)

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 – Currently vacant.

Ex-Officio Members:
Sarah Anthony, Deputy Director of Partnerships and Advocacy, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN)
Katie Giardello, Director of Veteran and Transfer Initiatives, Michigan Center for Student Success, Michigan Community College Association (MCCA)
Jeff Schuett, Education Analyst, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)
Will Emerson, Director of Student Success Initiatives, Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU)