University Relations // 03.17.2017
It’s not unusual for veteran students to struggle with the transition from a military environment to an academic one. Dr. David Phillips, an English professor who spent five years in the Navy, has a special place in his heart for vets.
Phillips chairs the CSU Veteran Council and is organizing the first Veteran Resource Fair to be held on campus.
“This is a great opportunity to highlight CSU’s commitment to being a military-friendly school in serving our student and local veteran population,” says Phillips.
The fair is designed to connect veterans with additional services and to learn of employment opportunities. There will also be nonprofit groups on hand providing veterans opportunities to volunteer. In addition, faith-based organizations will explain their desire to provide spiritual support.
“We’ve got a good problem,” said Phillips. “Every vendor space is taken; we’re maxed out.”
Military-friendly employers will be represented as well as resource groups tailored to fit veterans’ social and psychological needs.
The Veterans Resource Fair is scheduled for Wed., March 22 from noon-3 p.m. in the Whitfield Center for Christian Leadership, Room 101. CSU’s veteran students, along with the local veteran community, are invited to attend.
Founded in 1964, Charleston Southern University is a private, four-year liberal arts college. CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. The university's vision is to be a Christian university nationally recognized for integrating faith in learning, leading and serving.