The Office of Veteran Services will be hosting open houses on both the Westville and Hammond campuses to share information about Veteran Services and to introduce the new Executive Director of Veteran Support, John Weber.
The event on the Westville campus will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leonard J. Brown Veterans Lounge located in Room 1002 in the Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex.
The open house on the Hammond campus will be on Thursday, March 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Office of Veteran Services located in the Student Union and Library Building, Room 335. Refreshments will be served at both locations.
Meet the Executive Director
Weber began his new role at PNW on Feb. 1 and previously served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Dean of Students on the Westville Campus, which included oversight of Veteran Services. Weber will also be the Executive Director of Student Support in Westville and oversee Student Advocacy and the Lion Cubs Childcare.
“I look forward to collaborating and working with departments throughout Purdue Northwest to help our veterans and their families reach their educational aspirations,” said Weber. “I also look forward to establishing community connections to benefit our veterans and raise awareness of PNW’s commitment in this area.”
PNW was recently awarded the 2018 Military Friendly® Schools designation by Victory Media Inc. The list honors the nation’s top schools that welcome America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and help to ensure their success on campus.
PNW is one of more than 800 institutions (less than 20% of all institutions nationwide) earning the Military Friendly® School designation. The institutions were evaluated using criteria such as student retention, graduation and job placement.
“This designation shows Purdue Northwest’s commitment to assisting veterans and their families. We strive to build a community that fully supports the transition from a military lifestyle into the academic lifestyle,” said Weber.
Through the PNW Veteran Services program, veterans and their families have a community of university personnel, students and agencies available to them that provides individual support and services increasing the likelihood of veterans and student service members achieving their educational goals.
For more information, check out the Veteran Services webpage.