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Veteran Services

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Metropolitan State University welcomes its veteran and military students and appreciates their service. We are honored to assist veterans, active and reserve military, and their dependents and families throughout their academic journey, and are a proud Beyond the Yellow Ribbon institution.

What does the Veterans and Military Student Services Department do?

The Veterans and Military Student Services Department exists to help ensure that your benefits are accessed and used properly while attending Metropolitan State. We pave the way for a successful transition into a higher education environment by connecting you with the resources and support needed to make your time at Metropolitan State a successful one. Services offered include:

Metropolitan State Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Metropolitan State has been a proud Beyond the Yellow Ribbon university since 2013. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a resource network that serves all service members and their family members, before, during and post-deployment. Our Beyond the Yellow Ribbon committee hosts and participates in events focused on building community, educating students, and honoring veterans.

VA Campus Connection

The goal of the Minneapolis VA Campus Connection program is to serve student veterans by helping them improve their overall health and academic success.

We offer health care at no monthly cost, and assistance with connecting to and navigating VA health care. In addition, we work with our campus partners to make sure veterans have what they need to academically succeed.

Connect with a campus coordinator

Bradley Foss MSW

VA Campus Coordinator, Returning Service Member Care Coordinator

VA Minneapolis health care

Phone: 612.250.9627

bradley.foss@va.gov

Or contact the Campus Connect Team at VHAMINTCM@va.gov

Contact us

Veterans Services: veterans.services@metrostate.edu

Student Success Coordinator for Veteran and Military Connected Students: Brianna Droege
Phone: 651.793.1509
brianna.droege@metrostate.edu

VA School Certifying Official/Record and Transcripts Coordinator: Michael Vendittelli 
Phone: 651.793.1230 
michael.vendittelli@metrostate.edu

Central Metro Veterans Assistance Coordinator: Duane Bauer 
Phone: 612.238.4568 
duane.bauer@state.mn.us