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Veterans Advisory Council

The Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) was created in November 2008 to bring together faculty and staff who had an interest in assisting student veterans at Texas State as well as combine efforts and resources to better serve our students. The council became a recognized group in August 2009 and reports to the Vice President for Inclusive Excellence.



The Veteran Advisory Council (VAC) provides advice and support for services and programs designed to promote retention, success, and facilitate the transition into college for military veteran and military connected students.



Melissa Hyatt, Associate University Registrar, University Registrar, Co-Chair
To Be Named, Co-Chair

Lindley Alyea, Director, Student Learning Assistance Center
Harlan Ballard, Outreach, Assessment, and Retention Coordinator, Office of Disability Services
Kama Davis, Staff Attorney, Dean of Students
Dr. Beverly Woodson, Asst VP, Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions
Charles Evers, Director, Applied Arts Advising Center, Advising Representative
Jade Figueroa, Coordinator, Veteran Academic Success Center
Ray Gonzalez, Program Specialist- Scholarships, Financial Aid and Scholarships
LaTonya Henry, Student Success Supervisor, Round Rock Campus
Cheryl Nickell, Counseling Specialist, Counseling Center
Aimee Nieto Anderson, Coordinator, Veteran's Benefits, Veteran Affairs/Office of University Registrar
Dr. Eric Paulson, Associate Dean, The Graduate College
Jesse Silva, Associate Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion- IIE for Student Initiatives
Dr. Katherine Selber, Chancellor’s Fellow, Texas State University System; Professor, Social Work
Chad Willis, User Services Consultant, IT Assistance Center
Ross Wood, Assistant Director- Career Education, Career Services
Dr. Beverly Woodson, Asst VP, Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions
To Be Named, Coordinator, Student Veterans Programs, Inclusive Excellence for Student Initiatives


Student Members:

Mr. Sebastian Crowder, President, Veteran's Alliance at TXST (VATS)
Ms. Amanda Gomes Torres, Student Government


Veteran Advisory Council (VAC) Annual Reports

Nationally Ranked for Serving Student Veterans and Military Connected Students

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Ranked #5 in Tier 2 Research Institutions in the Military Friendly®: Top 10 School

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Ranked in Top 10% Best Colleges for Veterans by College Factual

2023 Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award

2023 Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award