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Oct 28, 2019

Seventy-five years since the GI Bill changed the face of higher education, college leaders are striving to learn more about how to serve the latest generation of student veterans. Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America, joins hosts Sarah Spreitzer and Jon Turk to talk about why student veterans are considered the “tip of the spear” for the upcoming wave of post-traditional students.

Later, Sarah and Jon discuss the latest developments in Congress’s reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.


Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Conversation with Jared Lyon

Student Veterans of America

GI Bill
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

ACE Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

Higher Education Act

Higher Education Act and Department of Education

House Dems’ Vision for Higher Ed
Inside Higher Ed


Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE are joined by guest experts to lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more. Find all episodes of the podcast at the dotEDU page.

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Sarah Spreitzer is ACE’s director of government and public affairs, and represents ACE and its members on matters related to research policy and funding, federal policy, international students, immigration, and legislative issues.

Jon Turk is ACE’s associate director of research and conducts original research on a number of topics, including student success and completion, organizational change, and higher education policy.