Veteran Advisory Council

We are dedicated to your educational needs.


Council Members

Jen Macken

Director of Inclusion and Diversity

Liz Cox

Director of Idea Institute

Dr. Merri Mattison

  • Student Veterans Association Advisor

Sociology Professor

Paul Gallagher

  • Student Veteran Association Advisor

English Professor


  • Student Veteran Association Advisor

  • SALUTE National Veteran Honor Society Advisor

Military and Veteran Services Coordinator


Katherine Sykes

  • Veteran GI Bill® School Certifying Official*

  • Veteran Advising

Veteran Advisor/School Certifying Official

Don Cygan

Kelly Circle

Dean of Instruction

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at