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Our History:

In 2010, Arthur J. Petersen, a Veteran of the US Navy, founded and re-established the Western Kentucky University chapter of the Student Veteran's Alliance as a local chapter of the Student Veteran's of America.  The Student Veteran's of America is a coalition of student Veteran groups across the United States, which advocates on behalf of student Veteran's at the local, state, and national level in order that all Veterans can succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.

The following is a chronology of President's of the Student Veteran's Alliance at WKU:

Matthew Litsey (2010 - 2011)
Danielle Adams (2011 - 2013)
Susan Slaton (2013 - 2014)
G. Daniel Collins, Jr. (2014 - 2015)
Christopher Parker (2015 - 2016)
Joseph R. Hunter (2016 - 2017)
Dylan Smith (2017-2019)
Cass Kidwell (2019-2022)
Brandon Kaelin (2022-present)

For more information about the Student Veteran's Alliance and ways to get involved please email
or attend one of our monthly meetings.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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 Last Modified 4/20/23