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Colorado Mesa University’s Veteran Services and Peer Advisors for Veterans Education relocate to Houston Hall

Larger space provides potential for expanded services

In 2009 Colorado Mesa University served around 250 student veterans. In 2019 there were more than 350 Maverick veterans receiving an education at CMU and WCCC. The 40% enrollment increase requires additional veteran services. 

On January 9 CMU Veteran Services moved from the current administrative building in Lowell Heiney Hall to a larger location in Houston Hall. The location is an improvement for the department.

“Promises were made by society to provide for the educational needs of veterans,” said CMU President Tim Foster. “With more than 400 student veterans and dependents on campus today, we are honored to have staff and students dedicated to helping keep those promises. The VSO’s new office location on campus will assist them in this endeavor.”

Veteran Services Coordinator Amanda Herron believes the move is also good due to the improved location.

“Our new office location in Houston Hall means we are closer to the veteran’s lounge,” said Herron. “The student veterans remain a close knit community, so this location will be more convenient for them as well as more conducive to their office visits.”

CMU’s department of veteran services assists students in processing federal paperwork and navigating the complexities of higher education as they transition from active service to pursue their degrees and civilian careers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs established a standard for supporting those who have served the nation. Veterans Services works toward meeting or exceeding those standards at CMU. Student veterans needing services can now find the office at 121 Houston Hall at the corner of 12th Street and North Avenue.


Written by David Ludlam