Georgia Southern University Receives National Recognition for Support of Military-connected Students

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Georgia Southern University has been named a Top School in the 2017 Military Advanced Education & Transition research study, and has also been given the Military Friendly Designation (MFD) with a gold ranking from Victory Media. This is the fifth consecutive year that Georgia Southern has been named a Military Friendly institution.
“I am very proud of these national recognitions for Georgia Southern University,” said Lt. Col. (Ret.) William Roberts, associate Dean of Students for Military Affairs and director of the Military and Veteran Student Center. “We have established a very strong on and off campus Military and Veteran Success Network which we call TEAM EAGLE. These recognitions are a reflection of the great work of our TEAM EAGLE partners in supporting our military, veterans and their family members. We are here for all of our military-connected students and their success is our business.”

Supporting our military and veteran students has long been a focus at Georgia Southern.

“I am so proud of Col. Roberts for his strong leadership and passion for supporting our student veterans,” said Teresa Thompson, Ph.D., vice president for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. “I have long admired his deep commitment to our military students and families and was so grateful to have him accept this role as director of our Student Veterans Center. In Colonel Roberts previous role, he set the foundation for our nationally recognized ROTC program and I knew he would bring this same devotion to building a first-class Student Veterans Center. He is a great example of the many staff at Georgia Southern who go above and beyond to help our students be successful.”