GSU Named as a Top Veteran-Friendly School
September 08, 2015
GSU has been named to U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Best of the Best List for 2015, as one of the publication’s Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. The magazine’s annual review is an evaluation of the nation's employers, initiatives, government agencies, and educational institutions.
This national recognition underscores the efforts the Veterans Resource Center has made to make veteran students feel at home at GSU. “Only two Illinois Schools were honored with Best of the Best – Western Illinois University and Governors State University. I believe GSU Veterans are on the map,” said VRC Coordinator Kevin Smith.
Under Smith’s leadership, the VRC works with veteran students to make sure their transition to GSU is seamless as possible, and that their educational goals are being met. It also provides services such as disabled veterans outreach and VA-supported readjustment counseling, on-campus counseling provided for people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and monthly VA employment assistance meetings. A total of 331 veteran students were enrolled at GSU during the last school year.