Veterans Affairs

Commission Purpose and Charge

The primary mission of KSU’s Presidential Commission on Veterans Affairs is ensuring that KSU provides an inclusive and active campus environment for all members of the veteran community (Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni) as well as community members who identify as veterans, service members, spouses, dependents, or survivors. The university will accomplish this mission by:

  1. Providing advice and consultation on how to maintain and enhance KSU as a “veteran and military friendly” institution;

  2. Raising awareness on veteran specific topics;

  3. Providing guidance on how to incorporate the local community to participate and support Kennesaw State veteran events and community veteran events;

  4. Establishing community partners in efforts to reach out to the local and state-wide military organizations.

This focus will provide enriched opportunities for active involvement in the university and the surrounding community, culminating in a creative and supportive campus atmosphere affirming that veterans have a successful academic and professional experience at KSU.

All Commissions are charged by and report to the President through the University's Chief Diversity Officer.

  • Academic Year 2017-2018
    Richard Sisk (Co Chair)
    Frank Wills (Co Chair)
    Bob Mattox
    Charles Parrott
    Christopher Brayton
    David Borden
    Glenda Espana
    James McCafferty
    Joseph Meeler
    Matthew Foley
    Mike Redd
    Patrick Turner
    Percy Ivey
    Tarrance Mosley
    Student Representatives
    Matthew Foley (Student Veterans Club)
  • November
    Date: November 14, 2017
    Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

    Date: January 23, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

    Date: February 22, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

    Date: March 22, 2018
    Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

  • To request a copy of past meeting minutes, please email Erica Brown,
  • Purple Heart University: The commission ensured the establishment of KSU as the first public university in Georgia to receive the designation of Purple Heart University. Purple Heart day will be recognized annually on April 21.

    Events: The Commission regularly collaborates with student groups and KSU departments to sponsor events.