Ashford University Partners with California Interagency Council on Veterans

Two-day workshop launches California's collaborative effort

Ashford University has been selected as a partner for the California Interagency Council on Veterans (ICV). Under this partnership, Ashford will work with ICV to help ensure the state's military community receives the highest level of services possible. Ashford shares ICV's mission to improve the lives of California veterans and their families.

“Whether it is housing, employment, health care or education, veterans deserve the best California has to offer. Ashford is committed to this cause and will continue to work with our partners in government, business and non-profits to provide veterans with access to higher education that suits their personal needs and professional goals,” said Julie Buchmiller, military relations manager for Ashford University. “It's an honor to be among this esteemed group of California leaders.”

Buchmiller serves as Ashford's designated ICV partner, working collaboratively with top officials from California community colleges, state universities and private non-profit institutions. She participated in the ICV’s two-day launch workshop in Sacramento, where California’s top experts gathered to develop a new state plan for veterans. Buchmiller serves in ICV’s Education group, which is responsible for coordinating state plans for education and ensuring those plans are implemented to help veterans access all available support services.

Ashford University’s participation in the ICV is a natural extension of the University’s efforts to provide veterans with the support they need to achieve their academic goals and successfully complete their college degrees.


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