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Kent State University Hosts Statewide Conference for Student Veterans and College Administrators

Posted Jul. 1, 2013
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Members of the Kent State ROTC detachment stand at
attention during the raising of the United States flag over
Risman Plaza to mark Veterans Day 2012. Kent State will
host the third annual Serving Those Who Serve conference
on July 11 for student veterans and college administrators
in Ohio.

Kent State University will host the third annual Serving Those Who Serve conference on Thursday, July 11, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent. The conference brings together student veterans and administrators from colleges and universities in Ohio and neighboring states to discuss the needs of veterans on their campuses.

Registration for the conference costs $50 and is free for student veterans.

“We are hosting the event in keeping with our efforts to improve services to student veterans, not only at Kent State, but in the greater Ohio college and university community,” says Joshua Rider, assistant director for Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services.  “It’s important to us that student veterans not only are only recruited to come to college, but also have the tools and services available to allow them to persist to graduation, seek and find employment afterwards and lead successful lives in the community.”

Rider says the conference is for everyone in higher education, including students, faculty and university administrators of all levels and experience from every type of college institution.

The conference will run two tracks simultaneously for administrators and student veterans, and will explore issues related to student retention, success and graduation.  The forum also will focus on the unique needs of campus staff and provide opportunities for student-veteran development, camaraderie and learning.

For more information and to register for the conference, visit

For more information about Kent State’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, visit