CMVE Board of Directors


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

Vice Chair

Patrick Forystek, Coordinator, Student Veterans Resource Center, Michigan State University


Josh McGruther, Academic Services Officer, Office of Military and Veterans Academic Excellence, Wayne State University


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

Technology Chair

Bob James, Instructor, Computer Information Systems, Henry Ford College

CMVE Steering Committee Knowledge Community Chairs

Academic Credit Knowledge Community Chair

Bob James, Instructor, Computer Information Systems, Henry Ford College

SVA/Membership Chair

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

Post-Military Career Success Knowledge Community Chair

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

Outreach & Strategic Partnerships Chair

Vacant Position, Outreach & Strategic Partnerships

SCO/School Certifying Official Knowledge Community Chair

Duane Kleinhardt, School Certifying Official, Central Michigan University

Student Veteran Knowledge Community Chair

Vacant Position, Student Veteran Knowledge Community Chair

SVA/Conference Committee Chair

Vacant Position, Coordinator of the Annual Conference Committee.

Ex-Officio Members:

Michigan Community College Association (MCAA)

Erica Orians, Executive Director, Michigan Center for Student Success

Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU)

Vacant, Director of Student Success Initiatives

Michigan College Access Network (MCAN)

Christopher Tremblay, Director of Strategic Engagement

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)

Vacant, Education Analyst