March 2, 2011
(SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – March 1, 2011) – Linda Frank, director of the State University of New York Empire State College’s Office of Veteran and Military Education, has assumed the presidency of the Council of College and Military Educators this month. The national, nonprofit organization was established to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to veterans, retirees, uniformed service members and their families, as well as Department of Defense and Coast Guard personnel.
To read her first column for Military Advanced Education, the organization’s journal, please click here.
The Office of Veteran and Military Education at SUNY Empire State College was created in 2009 to enable the college to respond to the educational needs of active-duty military, veterans and their family members, in the United States and abroad, through the college’s 34 locations in New York state and online. Approximately 1,000 military and veteran students enrolled at Empire State College are served by OVME.
“It is an honor and a privilege to have been elected president of the Council of College and Military Educators,” said Frank. “I look forward to working with the organization’s board and the membership to make higher education available and accessible to individuals who are serving now, or who have served, in the military and their family members.”
Frank will oversee CCME’s annual symposium in February 2012. The event brings together key leadership among military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products. The CCME mission is to facilitate communication between its membership and the Department of Defense educational support network.
SUNY Empire State College, celebrating its 40th year throughout 2011, was established in 1971 to offer adult learners the opportunity to earn associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York. Students learn through independent studies, online courses, seminars and residencies. Learners also may earn credit for prior college-level learning from work and life experience.
The college serves more than 20,000 students worldwide at 34 locations in New York state and online. Its 60,000 alumni are active in their communities as entrepreneurs, politicians, business professionals, artists, not-for-profit agency employees, teachers, veterans and active military, union members and more.
For additional information, visit www.esc.edu. For more on the 40th anniversary, please follow this link.
David M. Henahan, Director of Communications 518-587-2100, ext. 2918 David.Henahan@esc.edu
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