2016 Supplemental Session–Day 9
On the 9th day of the Legislative Session my true love (EWU) gave to me… visits from some distinguished campus guests including:
- Dave Millet, Director of the Veterans Resource Center
- John Neace, our resident expert in credit for prior learning
- Trustee Uriel Iñiguez
- Trustee Jay Manning
- Trustee Robert Whaley
Dave Millet and John Neace were invited guests in Senate Higher Education. Both gave presentations on the work EWU is doing to serve Veterans, their spouses, and dependents, including: helping them access their Post 9-11 GI benefits, navigate campus support services, and transition to civilian life. In addition, we are leading the way in assessing and applying credit for prior learning to ensure that our service members are recognized and credited for the skills they gained through the military.
Some fast facts about our veterans:
- Over 500 veterans were enrolled at EWU this past fall
- 81% of our 2010 cohort of veteran’s students had graduated by 2015
- Nearly 2/3 of our veterans are between 25 and 35 years old
Below is the video shown to the Senate Higher Education Committee featuring some of our students as well as some pictures from the day.
In addition to the opportunity to feature our work with Veterans, EWU Trustees participated in College Promise Coalition Day on the hill. Our trustees, alongside trustees and regents from the six public baccalaureate institutions and the State Board for Community and Technical College spent the day in meetings with legislators discussing the importance of investing in public higher education.
We thank everyone for their engagement and advocacy on behalf of EWU–it makes our jobs easier and so much more enjoyable!