Herzing University-Kenosha continues to grow veteran-related resources

Herzing will develop a dedicated Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) in Kenosha


Founded in 1965 by Henry and Suzanne Herzing, the family legacy continues with their daughter, Renée Herzing, as Herzing University's president. A private, nonprofit institution, Herzing University is once again recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs” for the tenth consecutive year.

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Herzing University has always proudly supported veterans, active-duty military personnel and their spouses by serving them with the same integrity with which they served their country. Herzing University was recently awarded a federal U.S. Department of Education grant for developing additional veteran-related resources.

The $600,000 grant will be funded over three years and allow Herzing to develop a dedicated Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) at the Herzing University Kenosha campus. Currently, 380 veteran students are enrolled in Herzing programs across the country, including 327 in an online/hybrid modality and 56 who live within commuting distance of the University’s Kenosha, Wisconsin campus.

“This new program will enable veterans to not only transition into their new life but also thrive in it. We hope that through the CEVSS program, we can improve our overall services for veteran students, and better engage in recruiting activities to attract more veteran students to Herzing,” said Renee Herzing, President of Herzing University.

Veterans and active-duty servicemen and women possess strong skill sets and diverse real-world experiences. With the help of the new program, individuals with combat experiences can identify support services, make valuable connections and develop valuable job skills. 

“The CEVSS program will provide an on-campus space and online resources designed to offer support, programs, and resources that aim to ensure inclusivity and a sense of belonging across the student lifecycle,” said Dr. Beth Gilbertson, Academic Dean and CEVSS program director. As a current member of the Army Reserves and a 1SG with the 863rd Engineer Battalion in Darien, Illinois, she is passionate about this student population.

“It’s about taking care of people. We recognize the service and sacrifice of our military-connected students and their families and are honored to focus on better serving them,” Dr. Gilbertson shared. 

This new CEVSS program will complement Herzing’s tuition and transfer credit options for active military and veteran students. Specialists at Herzing University will continue to assist future students in finding funding options available through military programs. Herzing University was founded by a veteran and has been educating students with military backgrounds, and from all walks of life, for the past 55 years and is looking forward to continuing this trend in the future.

To learn more about Herzing University-Kenosha, the university’s commitment to veterans and how to enroll for an upcoming semester, visit www.herzing.edu/kenosha.