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OVME Director Linda Frank Featured in Military Advance Education: Journal of Higher Learning for Today's Servicemember

By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

October 10, 2012

Linda FrankOffice of Veteran and Military Education (OVME) Director Linda Frank, at left, is the subject of an extensive interview in the current issue of Military Advance Education: Journal of Higher Learning for Today’s Servicemember. She is also featured on the cover. Frank has been serving as president of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Executive Board for 2011-2012.

In the article, she discusses the Post-9/11 GI Bill and the impact a reduction in tuition assistance funds would have on military students; the most significant changes facing military education today; her advice for servicemembers who may not know where they see themselves following separation from the military but want a degree to be in that future; and what denotes a truly “military-friendly” institution.”

Frank manages military and veterans’ education programs and services across the college’s 35 locations. Before being named director of OVME, Frank served as director of corporate and military programs in the college’s Center for Distance Learning for more than a decade, where she was responsible for the operations of all military programs including eArmyU, GoArmyEd, the Career Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Degrees Program, Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership and the Air Force’s Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC).

Under Frank’s direction and leadership, OVME received the ACE Wal-Mart Foundation Success for Veterans Award grant in 2009. She was recognized for her service and contribution to the college in 2006 when she was named the recipient of the SUNY Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service. She is a senior member of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Veterans Affairs Working Group.

Frank holds an M.A. in social policy with a concentration in education policy.