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 2016-2017


    Richard Sisk (Chair)
    Frank Wills
    Bob Mattox
    Debra Day
    Glenda Espana
    Jeff Hughes
    Joseph Meeler
    Mike Redd
    Patrick Turner
    Percy Ivey
    Tarrance Mosley
    Terry Faust

    Student Representatives
    Matthew Foley (Student Veterans Club)
  • January
    Date: January 31, 2017
    Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

    Date: TBD
    Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

    Date: TBD
    Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

    Date: TBD
    Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: SO 4060

  • To request a copy of past meeting minutes, please email Mary Zaher,
  • 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.