Tuesday, April 28, 2015

[325] New MTSU veterans’ adviser plans March 2-3 ‘roll call’ meetings

MURFREESBORO — As a way to get acquainted with MTSU’s veterans, one of the university’s newest hires wants to have “roll call” meetings.

Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber, who recently retired from the U.S. Army after nearly 40 years of service, became MTSU senior adviser for veterans and leadership initiatives Jan. 26.

To meet MTSU’s veterans and their families, Huber plans to hold two upcoming town hall meetings in the Tom H. Jackson Building’s Cantrell Hall on the west side of campus. They will be held:

• From 11:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m. Monday, March 2; and

• From 11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 3.

Every veteran in MTSU’s student population is welcome to attend either day. Family members also are welcome. To find the Jackson building, a printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

In the military, roll call is the calling of the list of service men and women. Huber is calling MTSU veterans to join him for these upcoming meet-and-greets, which will include a short introduction of Huber — and pizza for attendees.

“General Huber is calling veterans to introduce himself and gather feedback,” said Hilary Miller, a member of the university’s Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. “He wants to take a short survey and assessment. That’s his charge. He wants to see what our veterans’ needs are.”

With its Vet Success on Campus in place and with the hiring of Huber, the campus’s veteran community will see “MTSU cares enough about veterans to hire a three-star general,” Miller said. “This will give veterans a clear message.”

When MTSU introduced Huber to the campus Feb. 5, university President Sidney A. McPhee said the new adviser will examine MTSU’s policies and practices for the recruitment and student success of veterans and their family members.

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