Yesterday I spoke with Carol Fleisher, the interim director of the new Veterans Center. She told me that MU has 250 veterans who are currently drawing VA benefits, another 50 who are dependents of veterans and approximately 800 employees who are veterans. The center will serve the needs of these people as well as students or employees leaving for their first tour.
And Mizzou isn’t the only one focused on educating veterans. Columbia College focuses on educating adults who don’t have the time for a traditional classroom experience. They have 33 other campuses nationwide, 17 of which are on military bases. They even have a campus in Guantánamo Bay.