Clayton State University President Dr. Thomas Hynes will hold a special signing ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 11:30 a.m. to indicate Clayton State’s embracing the U.S. Department of Education’s “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success.” The ceremony will be held in the Veterans Resource Center, located on the first floor of Edgewater Hall on the Clayton State main campus in Morrow. Hynes, Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Elaine Manglitz, Veterans Resource Center Coordinator Tina Lake, and several Clayton State student veterans will attend.
According to Under Secretaries of Education Allison Hickey and Ted Mitchell, the 8 Keys to Veterans’ Success program is the result of collaboration at an interagency gathering of more than 100 education experts. These eight strategies include creating a culture of connectedness on campus, coordinating and centralizing campus efforts for all veterans, collaborating with local communities and organizations to align services and supports for veterans, implementing an early alert system, utilizing a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information relating to veteran students (i.e., retention and degree completion), and developing systems to ensure sustainability of effective practices. According to Clayton State Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Angelyn Hayes, the University’s Veterans Advisory Team has reviewed each key and has determined that the University is already applying each one.
For more information on the voluntary initiative “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success,” which builds upon the 70th anniversary of the implementation of the G.I. Bill of Rights, go to http://www.cvent.com/events/8-keys-to-veteran-s-success/event-summary-9d85142eae7e422786691f9a4e0f3c50.aspx?RefID=8%20Keys%20to%20Success.