California Community Colleges Veterans Symposium
April 6-7, 2020
We owe tremendous gratitude to our military veterans who have endured immense sacrifice in defense of our nation.
With an estimated 1.8 million veterans residing in California, our state’s veteran population is the largest in the nation. As the most accessible and affordable educational option available, an increasing number of veterans returning from service in Iraq and Aghanistan will look to one of our 115 California Community Colleges.
The California community college system is continuously seeking ways to improve the educational experience of our student veterans. In order to further this ongoing effort, the Veterans Symposium was created. The purpose of the Veterans Symposium is to ensure information and best practices can be shared between faculty, administrators and staff who work with student veterans on California Community College, California State University and University of California campuses. For some, the symposium provides an opportunity to learn from those who have significant experience serving student veterans and offers the chance to make valuable connections. For others, the symposium provides an opportunity to share and showcase practices that are effective at their college, hopefully helping others to shorten the learning curve.