Linda Frank, Director, OVME
Ms. Frank is the Director of Veteran and Military Education at Empire State College, where she manages military and veterans education programs and services across the college’s 35 locations, including the Center for Distance Learning, which serves students online in New York, nationally and internationally. Ms. Frank previously 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 (NCPDLP) and the Air Force’s Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC).
In 2009 under Ms. Frank’s direction and leadership, Empire State College’s Office of Veteran and Military education received the ACE Wal-Mart Foundation Success for Veterans Award grant. Ms. Frank was recognized for her service and contribution to the college in 2006 when she was named the recipient of the Empire State College Foundation Award for Excellence in Professional Service.
Ms. Frank is the Past President of the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME). She is a senior member of Senator Gillibrand’s Veterans Affairs Working Group and serves on the Advisory Board for the Veterans Artist Program (VAP).
Ms. Frank currently serves on the SUNY e-Portfolio Task Force.
Ms. Frank holds an M.A. in Social Policy with a concentration in Education Policy.