Military and Veteran Services Team
The Office of Military and Veteran Services and the Military and Veterans Success Center was established to provide a one-stop resource center for our active duty service members, veterans, and military dependents by providing personalized assistance and support to guarantee student success. Our mission is a presidential initiative and we focus on a triad of services to include education, mental wellness and jobs. UCM provides an exemplary education with award winning degree programs sought by employers. To address mental wellness, UCM has partnered with the Kansas City and Columbia Area Vet Centers in order to provide weekly on-site individual therapy appointments and Veteran Peer Support Group sessions for our combat veterans. Veteran Service Officers are available on a weekly basis to assist veterans with questions pertaining to educational and health benefits as well as community resources. UCM's Office of Career Services partners with over 700 employers who visit campus annually for the student career fairs. UCM actively seeks out and identifies veteran supportive employers to assist our veterans in securing jobs following graduation.
Jeffrey A. Huffman, Director, Military and Veteran Services
Jeffrey joined the Military and Veteran Services staff in July 2013. Prior to his appointment as director of Military and Veteran Services, he served the University of Central Missouri in a variety of key roles over the past 11 years. Jeffrey's background includes 11 years of service in the United States Air Force. As a former non-commissioned officer, college student, and businessman, Jeffrey brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to assist veterans in their educational journey. Jeffrey can be contacted at 660.543.8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delilah Nichols, Coordinator, Military and Veteran Services
In January 2011, University President Charles Ambrose appointed Delilah to serve as staff liaison for the campus in assisting active duty military servicemembers, veterans and military dependents. Delilah's tenure at UCM began in April 1996. Her prior university service includes roles in the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of the President. Delilah works directly with veterans to connect them with veteran resources. She also coordinates many of the military and veteran-related events on campus. Delilah can be contacted at 660.543.8977 or email@example.com.
Lisa Morse, VA Certification Coordinator, Military and Veteran Services
Lisa has served as UCM's School VA Certifying Official since 1997. Lisa processses enrollment and benefit verification with the Department of Veteran Affairs for all eligible students. Lisa's experience in the Office of Student Financial Services prior to her transfer to Military and Veteran Services in 2012, prepared her with the knowledge and expertise needed to assist students with questions pertaining to FAFSA, Pell Grant, scholarships and the financial aid process. Lisa can be reached at 660.543.8990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Office of Military and Veteran Services was established January 28, 2011 to assist you with all your needs. General contact information:
Office of Military and Veteran Services
Elliott Union Room 117, Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8776 / Fax 660.543.8044