Sue Ryan | June 14, 2019
Regan Jones, the University of Notre Dame’s director of the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, has been selected as one of 43 national scholars for the George W. Bush Institute’s 2019 Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program, an initiative for individuals serving veterans who are motivated to broaden their skillsets, knowledge and influence.
Participants were selected after an application and review process. They join a network of 33 scholars from the 2018 inaugural class who are rising leaders — both veterans and non-veterans — from a wide range of sectors who are working to improve post-9/11 veteran outcomes. The scholars hold a variety of roles including business and community leaders, members of veteran-serving nonprofits and leaders in government, academia and active military service members.
“It’s an honor to have been selected for this program,” Jones said. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized leaders and a cohort of world-class participants. This program will give me the chance to explore ways that institutions of higher learning can ensure access to high-quality education for post-9/11 service members who remain a small minority on the nation’s top college campuses.
“This experience and the outcome of my work during this program will guarantee that those who have bravely served our nation in uniform will have a more robust off-ramp when they transition from the battlefield to the classroom. This will also help position Notre Dame as a leader and locus for collaboration focused on bridging the civilian-military divide.”
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