TOWSON, Md. (September 22, 2011) – TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will welcome attendees to the Student Veterans Resource Providers Conference, hosted by Towson University. The conference is being presented by the State of Maryland’s College Collaboration for Student Veterans, an agreement, launched by the Lt. Governor in January, between 21 community colleges and public four-year institutions in Maryland to improve on-campus services for veteran students. The Collaboration calls on Maryland’s higher education community to do more for the men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and seeks to ensure the educational success of veterans who choose to return to a Maryland school through greater awareness and understanding of the unique challenges student veterans face.
The conference is for all student veteran liaisons that provide assistance and resource information to veterans at higher education institutions across Maryland. Attendees will receive briefings on veterans benefits and participate in an open discussion where each school will share what they are doing to help veterans. Organizers intend for the conference to allow participants to obtain complete and up to date information on all aspects of veterans benefits and resources, share current best practices on serving veteran students on campus, and develop a statewide network for student veteran liaisons to strengthen our commitment to serving those who serve.
Lt. Governor Brown, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and the nation’s highest-ranking elected official to have served a tour of duty in Iraq, leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s efforts to provide veterans with better services and resources.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Speak at Maryland Student Veterans Resource Providers Conference
WHERE: Towson University
University Union, Chesapeake Rooms
8000 York Road
WHEN: Tomorrow, FRIDAY, September 23, 2011