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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 Student Affairs.

Our Mission:
Provides advice and support for services and programs designed to facilitate the smooth transition of military veteran students to college and to promote veteran student success.


Dr. Sherri Benn, Associate Vice President, Student Affairs/Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Co-Chair (T)
Ms. Melissa Hyatt, Associate Registrar, Registrar's Office, Co-Chair (R)

Mr. Joe Aebersold, President, Veteran's Student Alliance (T)
Ms. Angelika Williams, Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships (R)
Dr. Gregory Hill, Assistant Director, Career Services (R)
Mr. Ross Wood, Career Advisor, Career Services (R)
Ms. Kama Davis, Staff Attorney, Dean of Students (R)

Mr. Jesse Silva, Assistant Director, Student Diversity and Inclusion (T)
Ms. Melanie Morales, Sr. Graduate Admissions Coordinator, Graduate College (R)
Mr. Milton Nielson, Associate Vice President Instructional Technologies, Information Technology (T)
Mr. David Hunt, Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services (T)
Dr. Katherine Selber, Professor, School of Social Work (R)
Ms. Blanca Sanchez-Navarro, Supervising Counselor, Counseling Center (R)
Ms. Rebecca Swindal, Supervisor, Applied Arts Advising Center, Advising Representative (R)

Ms. Alyssa Kroeker, Student Development Specialist, Round Rock HEC (R)

Ms. Meghan Parker, Assistant Director, Student Learning Assistance Center (R)
Mr. Carlos Laird, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admissions (R)
To Be Named: ASG, Student Representative (R)
To Be Named: Faculty Senate Representative (R)

The VAC supports the Veterans Alliance at Texas State (VATS) and Family and Friends of the Military at Texas State. 
VATS website:
Family and Friends of the Military website: