Considering Student Veterans at URI
Friday, January 24 at 10:00am to 11:30am
Student Senate Chambers, 300 Memorial Union
David Vacchi, one of the nation's leading scholars on student veteran issues will speak about best practices in working with student veterans, service members and their student dependents.
A retired US Army lieutenant colonel and a doctoral candidate in the Educational Policy and Leadership program at UMass-Amherst, Vacchi has focused his research and coursework on this important topic.
The chair-elect of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Veteran's Knowledge Community, Vacchi’s theory and conceptual framework will be the centerpiece of a forthcoming chapter in the Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research (Vol. 29 Spring 2014). Vacchi is also a 2012 recipient of a NASPA Foundation small research grant to develop a survey instrument to better understand the student veteran population.
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