Grantham University Sponsors Roundtable Discussion on Service Members in Higher Education

Kansas City, Mo. – November 16, 2010 – Grantham University, an online university dedicated to providing educational opportunities to working adults, is sponsoring an important roundtable discussion, “Higher Education: Serving the Servicemember and Veteran Student,” hosted by the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.  The roundtable will include open discourse on the important issues and needs of military and veteran students and a keynote address by Vice Admiral David L. Brewer III, US Navy (Ret.), Former Vice Chief of Naval Education and Training.

The event will also feature speakers from Congress, and panelists with extensive experience with military and veteran postsecondary education, including: Mike Brinck, Republican Staff Director, House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity: Kathy Snead, President of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC); Tim Embree, Legislative Associate for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA); and Dr. Craig Herndon, Special Assistant to the Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges; and Will Sampson, a veteran, ECPI graduate and Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer ECB Bankcorp, Inc.

“As one of the oldest, private, postsecondary, degree-granting distance education universities in the United States, Grantham University has a 61 year history of service and solid academic programming for military students and their extended families,” said Dr. Hoss, President of Grantham University.  “This roundtable provides an opportunity for constituents in the higher education sector to engage in open dialogue about the unique educational needs of military and veteran students.”

Grantham University was established in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a veteran of World War II, to help prepare veterans for new jobs in the electronics’ industry and a better future upon their return to civilian life. Grantham’s mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. At the heart of that mission is Grantham’s unwavering commitment to the postsecondary educational needs of our nation’s military service members and veterans.  For more information, visit: www.grantham.edu.  

The roundtable will be held from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Congressional Meeting Room North on November 17th.  For more information, visit: http://www.career.org.