Veterans on Campus NYC

More than 12,000 veterans are using their GI Bill in New York City. Our purpose is to nurture this valuable asset.

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About Veterans on campus nyc


Veterans on Campus NYC is a coalition of the city's colleges and universities, corporations, and the NYC Department of Veterans' Services. We have four objectives:

(1) To assist New York City academic institutions in further identifying and adopting best practices which support the needs and strengths of student veterans currently enrolled across the City

(2) To attract the finest men and women of our armed forces to come to New York City to pursue undergraduate and graduate education  

(3) To help all veterans and their families transition effectively into academic and urban life, and to thrive while in school

(4) To launch veterans into successful careers in the private and public sectors  



The Executive Committee of Veterans on Campus-NYC includes: 

  • Gerry Byrne, Vice-Chair of PMC Media Group
  • Peter Beshar, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Donna Rapaccioli, Dean of the Fordham Gabelli School of Business
  • Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College
  • Scott Higgins, CEO of Veterans Advantage
  • Loree Sutton, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans' Services
  • Peter Meijer, Chairman of  Student Veterans of America
  • Christopher Rosa, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at CUNY 


More information

  • Here's the Press Release announcing Veterans on Campus NYC
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  • Need advice about college admissions? Check out Service To School
  • Need help accessing other resources in NYC? Check out this website, or call the NYC Department of Veterans' Services at (212) 416-5250
  • If you're in crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at  1-800-273-8255 and Press 1