Advocacy group applauds Obama's push to improve vets' college experience
- Advocacy group Student Veterans of America is applauding President Barack Obama's Saturday announcement of the "8 Keys to Success."
- The "8 Keys to Success" lay out the administration's step-by-step framework for supporting veterans on college campuses.
- Though he applauded the move in the organization's news release, SVA Executive Director Michael Dakduk expressed disappointment that the administration didn't reach out to the group, adding that they have made significant progress in implementing the steps prior to their official inception.
From the press release:
... “I applaud President Obama for not only encouraging institutions of higher education to be more supportive of veterans, but providing colleges and universities with a framework for success. SVA has played a significant role over the past five years in advancing the dialogue around campus level improvements to support student veterans. However, I am discouraged that the administration did not reach out to the only campus-based veterans organization exclusively dedicated to veterans, servicemembers, and their families in higher education. SVA has made great strides in implementing the ‘8 Keys to Success’ prior to its inception. I look forward to working more closely with the administration as our organization continues to push for increased support for our nation’s student veteran population.” ...
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