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April
2015
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01:07 PM
America/New_York

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald to visit campus

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald will spend the day at The Ohio State University on Wednesday, April 8, to see some of the exemplary programs and facilities that Ohio State has created for veteran and military students.

Media are invited to hear his presentation on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at 4 p.m. in Drinko Hall, Saxbe Auditorium, 55 W. 12th Ave.

Prior to joining the VA in July 2014, McDonald was chair, president and chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co. in Cincinnati.

There are currently over 2,200 veterans and family members receiving benefits who are studying at Ohio State. Ohio State's Office of Military and Veterans Services assists students with educational and academic resources. The office provides military and veteran orientations, focused academic counseling, tailored support services and the education of faculty and staff on military student issues.
Ohio State’s strong support of military and veteran students continues to receive national recognition. The university is fifth nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans ranking. Military Times magazine calls Ohio State one of the most veteran-friendly universities in the country, and G.I. Jobs magazine has named Ohio State one of the country’s top Military Friendly Schools for six consecutive years.

WHO: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald

WHAT: After touring campus all day to learn about the university’s programs and facilities for military and veteran students, McDonald will give presentation on the VA

WHEN: 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8

WHERE: Drinko Hall, Saxbe Auditorium, 55 W. 12th Ave.