Military-Friendly Higher Education

Joint Public Hearing
Senate Education and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees
Military-Friendly Higher Education

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Hearing Room #1/North Office Building

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
Sen. Lisa Baker, Chair, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee
– Sen. Jeffrey Piccola, Chairman, Education Committee
– Sen. Tim Solobay, Minority Chairman, Veterans Affairs Committee
– Sen. Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman, Education Committee
9:10  – 9:30 a.m. Student Veterans
Joshua D. Lang, Vice-President, National Leadership Council, Student Veterans of America; U.S. Army, Veteran of Afghanistan
Powerpoint Attachment
PA Compact for Student Veterans
PA Best Practice Guide
Follow Up Testimony 6/25/12
– Brian Hall, Veteran, Student at The Penn State University-Mont Alto
9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Hon. Ron Tomalis, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Brig. Gen. Michael Gould, Deputy Adjutant General for Veterans Affairs
(written testimony submitted)
9:40  – 10:40 a.m. Higher Education Panel
Dr. John C. Cavanaugh, Chancellor, State System of Higher Education (SSHE)
Daniel R. Rota, Ph.D., Director of Veterans Education Services Center, and Brig. Gen. PA ANG (Ret), Professor Emeritus Computer and Information Systems, Robert Morris University
– Janet Owens, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Veterans Services, University of Pittsburgh
Cristina Ruggiero, Ph.D., Interim Associate Dean and Acting Director of the Office of Veterans Services, University of Pittsburgh, College of General Studies
Office of Veterans Services Overview
Diane Bosak, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Marcus Lingenfelter, Director, State Government Programs, The College Board; U.S. Marine
David Parmele, Executive Director, CLEP Program, The College Board, ex-Air Force officer
CLEP for Military Brochure
Kentucky Public University PLA Policy
Florida State-wide PLA Policy
California State University PLA Policy
Meg Krause, Director, Veterans Programs, American Council on Education, Iraqi War Veteran