James Lyons ’03, one of the first Syracuse University alumni killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, was inducted into the University’s National Veterans Resource Center’s Hall of Honor on Oct. 15. He was also recognized as the “Hometown Hero” during halftime…
SU and IVMF on National Stage at Washington, D.C., Veteran Transition Summit
Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will be well represented on the national stage on Friday, June 23, at the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To summit. The summit, focused on veteran transition, will bring together key leaders from government and across the private and philanthropic sectors to outline key priorities and a cohesive action plan to help more veterans and their families thrive.
Chancellor Kent Syverud and J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation and IVMF executive director, will be among some of the nation’s foremost experts participating in the summit.
On Friday, Chancellor Syverud will appear on a panel consisting of high-profile leaders in higher education, including Margaret Spellings, former Secretary of Education and president of the University of North Carolina system, and Admiral (ret) William McRaven, Chancellor of the University of Texas System. The panelists will discuss some of the most pressing issues facing veterans and their families as identified by a working group led by Vice Chancellor Haynie. The topics, all of which focus on veteran transition, include health and well-being; education; and employment
Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush are scheduled to deliver remarks, and U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin will participate in a conversation moderated by POLITICO. The event will also feature a congressional panel on issues faced by transitioning veterans.
Stand-To will be broadcast via livestream at www.bushcenter.org on June 23.
SU News will provide full coverage of the event next week on news.syr.edu.