IMG 20190329 114557     Kevin Stevens - Coordinator, Veterans Resource Center

Kevin comes to SOU by way of Eastern Michigan University. A Veteran himself, he has created Veterans Services departments, student mentor programs, developed outreach efforts, and redeveloped certifying and student services for military families to better support their successful transition into college. Before his time in Michigan, Kevin worked in Student and Veterans Services in Boston, Queens-New York City, Springfield-Missouri, and Doha, Qatar.

Kevin is a Veteran of the United States Air Force and National Guard and has worked on a variety of college campuses including Community Colleges, Big Ten, Ivy, and Mid-American affiliated conference schools. Kevin has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA), on Veterans related sub-committees in the City University System of New York (CUNY), and is currently the Veterans Knowledge Community Representative for NASPA Region IV.

As a current doctoral student, his research interests include topics relating to creating military-friendly campuses and the LGBTQ Veterans college transition. Kevin has presented at national and regional conferences on the topics of military student support and LGBTQ Veterans. Kevin, his partner, dog, and two cats enjoy exploring Southern Oregon, finding new hiking trails, being outdoors and are excited to be a part of the SOU community!

 


Veterans Resource Center Peer Advisors 

VRC Peer Advisors are current students that can assist with general questions about the university. These students support programming. outreach, and social media initiatives at the VRC at SOU. Stop by and say hello they are normally at the front desk or sitting at a table ready to assist you as you enter the SOU community.

If you are eligible for VA Work-Study and would like to join our team as a VTA, please email vrc@sou.edu for more information. 

 

Abigail

VRC Peer Advisor

Abigail is a great addition to our team. She spent most of her life surrounded by the military. Her father was in the Navy and shortly switched to the Coast Guard, serving 20 years altogether. She joins us at SOU via Alaska and is majoring in emerging media and digital arts.

 

Alan

 

VRC Peer Advisor

Alan is from Eugene, Oregon.  His mother was a service member for 13 years as a Judge Advocate General, and father an Infantry Officer father with 28 years of service. He is a business major, Certified EMT and wildland firefighter, and volunteer for Ashland ski patrol.



Vacant 

VRC Peer Advisor


Jarad

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VRC Peer Advisor

Jarad served in the United States Marines Corp from 2005-2009. He loves Math and helping others learn math. He enjoys being outdoors, gardening, hiking around the valley, computer programming, video games, and relaxing when he has time. 

Rogue

 

VRC Peer Advisor

Rogue served in the Marines and is from Southern Oregon.  He spends most of my free time enjoying Pacific Northwest activities like hiking, rafting, and Overlanding.

 

Weston 

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VRC Peer Advisor

Weston served in the US Air Force for 7 years as an F-16 Crew Chief. He is from San Marcos, Texas. Weston is the current SVA president and Outdoor Adventure Leadership major. He enjoys mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, scuba diving, any adventure, any time.


 

 



Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

As a fairly new center on the SOU campus, the VRC is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and network with our community and campus partners should a need or fit exist. Those currently in graduate school looking for an internship opportunity and/or those wishing to volunteer should email vrc@sou.edu to connect with our Coordinator.