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Agenda

8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Janelle Ashley, President, Worcester State College
9:05 a.m. Update from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Shelley Tinkham, Associate Director for Academic Policy, Department of Higher Education
9:10 a.m. Overview of State Approving Agency Responsibilities, Procedures for New Program & Program Revision Submissions
George O’Connor, Director, Office of Veterans Education, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
9:30 a.m. Procedures/Requirements for Supervisory Visits
John Ebuen, Program Specialist, Office of Veterans Education, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
9:50 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. Overview of "VA-Once"
Thomas Coleman, Veterans Affairs, Massachusetts Education Liaison Representative
10:45 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Compliance Visits and Explanation of GI Bill Chapters
Charles Anderson Pace, Veterans Affairs, RI Education Liaison Representative
11:15 a.m. Educational Obstacles for Veterans Affected by PTSD
Mary Beth O'Sullivan, Outreach Advisor/Recruiter, UMass Boston Veterans Upward Bound
11:40 a.m. Lunch
12:10 p.m. State Veterans Benefits
William Leamy, Trainer, Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
12:35 p.m. SAVE Program
Samuel Hamm, Outreach Coordinator, Massachusetts Department of Veterans Services
1:00 p.m. Break
1:10 p.m. Veterans Workforce Investment Program/ One Stop Career Centers
Kathy Mack, VWIP Program Coordinator, Division of Career Services
1:25 p.m. Massachusetts National Guard Tuition Waiver
Lieutenant Mark Bennett, Director of Education and Incentive Programs,
Massachusetts Army National Guard
1:40 p.m. Q&A and Closing Remarks
Thomas Coleman, Veterans Affairs, Massachusetts Education Liaison Representative
2:00 p.m. Adjournment

 

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