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Read what CSU Veterans have to say about their college experiences: CSU Veterans Voices

 

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   F: 10:00am-4:00pm 

 

Need Academic or Career Advice? Looking for a Mentor? 

Visit with the VRC Faculty Fellow to get advice and support to be successful

 

Contact:

Dr. Len Lira: Leoanard.Lira@sjsu.edu

Ph: (408) 924-5462

VRC Office Hours: T/W/Th 1130-1330

 

Dr. Lira teaches public administration and political science in the College of Social Science.  He is a retired Veteran, with 28 years military service. As Faculty Fellow, Dr. Lira serves as a bridge to Academic Affairs in support of student veteran success. He provides academic advising and mentoring, can connect students with faculty mentors in their academic fields, and can provide advise on decision to apply and attend graduate school or other post-college transitions.  In addition, Dr. Lira supports the VRC mission and goals by coordinating, developing, and implementing programs and initiatives that are evidence based and integrate his research on veterans studies and policy.

 

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    In Honor of Jennifer Gonzales

Jenn-VITAL team

 

It is with a really heavy heart and many other emotions that I share this particular news about the Yountville tragedy that happened Friday, March 9 2018.  What you may not know is that there is a direct connection to SJSU.  Dr. Jennifer Gonzales, a VA Clinical Psychologist, worked at SJSU through the VA until the summer of 2016 when she left to start her new job at the Yountville Veterans Home.  She worked on campus through the VA grant, called VITAL (Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership), and was here to support and guide our student veterans through their transitions on campus.  She, along with Damian Bramlett, were an integral partnership in the launching of our Veterans Resource Center and provided direct VA services in order to truly be a "one-stop" shop for our transitioning men and women.  Jennifer provided a great deal of education to our campus and outreach to our neighboring Community Colleges as well.   Although she's been off campus now for a year and a half, she is respected and remembered by so many for her gracious spirit and contributions she made to the many lives she touched and helped. -Maggie Morales (March, 2018)

 

    

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See also the Veterans Advisory Committee.