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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 (T)
Dr. Jesse Silva, Associate Director for Operations and Assessment, Student Involvement and Engagement, Co-Chair (T)


Lindley Alyea, Director, Student Learning Assistance Center (T)
Aimee Nieto Anderson, Coordinator, Veteran's Benefits, Veteran Affairs/Office of University Registrar (T)
Dr. Harlan Ballard, Outreach, Assessment, and Retention Coordinator, Office of Disability Services (R)
Kama Davis, Staff Attorney, Dean of Students (R)
Charles Evers, Director, Applied Arts Advising Center, Advising Representative (R)
Jade Figueroa, Coordinator, Veteran Academic Success Center (R)
Dr. Clay Green, Associate Dean, The Graduate College (R)
Dr. Bryon Kerr, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (R)
Marimar Miguel, Director, Student Success & Academic Services, Round Rock Campus (R)
Andrew Morreale, Assistant Director, Campus Recreation (R)
Cheryl Nickell, Counseling Specialist, Counseling Center (R)
Dr. Katherine Selber, Professor, Social Work (R)
Loretta Smith, Assistant Director, Housing and Residential Life (R)
Chad Willis, User Services Consultant, IT Assistance Center (R)
Ross Wood, Assistant Director- Career Education, Career Services (R)
Dr. Beverly Woodson Day, Asst VP, Enrollment Management, Undergraduate Admissions (R)


Student Members:

Rob Younce, President, Veteran's Alliance at TXST (VATS) (T)
Gage Smith, Student Government (R)


(T) – Membership is Determined by the Title
(R) – Membership Represents an Area, Department, or Division

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