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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.



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.



Dr. Sherri Benn, Assistant Vice President for IIE – Student Initiatives, Co-Chair (T)
Ms. Melissa Hyatt, Associate University Registrar, Office of University Registrar, Co- Chair (R)

Mr. Anson Davis, Coordinator, Veteran's Benefits, Veteran Affairs/Office of University Registrar (T)
Ms. Kama Davis, Staff Attorney, Dean of Students (R)
Ms. Lindsey Wilson, Student Development Specialist II, The Graduate College (T)
Mr. Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator – Student Veterans Programs, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (T)
Ms. Elise Decker, Sr. Undergrad Admissions Specialist, Undergraduate Admissions (R)
Mr. Chad Willis, User Services Consultant, IT Assistance Center (T)
Dr. Hillary Jones, Senior Psychologist, Counseling Center (R)
Dr. Katherine Selber, Chancellor’s Fellow, Texas State University System; Professor, Social Work (R)
Mr. Charles Evers, Supervisor, Applied Arts Advising Center, Advising Representative (R)
Mr. David Beadle, Director/Site Supervisor, Veteran Academic Success Center (R)
Mr. Ray Gonzalez, Program Specialist- Scholarships, Financial Aid and Scholarships (R)
Mr. Ross Wood, Career Advisor, Career Services (R)
Dr. Harlan Ballard, Outreach, Assessment, and Retention Coordinator, Office of Disability Services (R)
Mr. Eric Amidon, Coordinator for Academic Student Services, Round Rock Campus (R)
To Be Named, Representative, Faculty Senate (R)

Student Members:
Mr. Brandon Oles, President, Veteran's Alliance at TXST (VATS) (T)
Mr. Brandon Oles, Student Government (R)

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

2021 Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award

2021 Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award