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Jan Rastall, M.Ed.

Under Jan’s direction, ALVS, an office within the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State, has expanded to offer new scholarships and an array of services to support adult and veteran students, including a free, supervised activities drop-in service for children while parents study in the campus library; a partnership with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment to place a veterans counselor on campus to help student veterans with career planning, preparation, and placement; and the Rocky Mountain Coalition for veteran support services, a regional gathering to share and learn about effective practices for supporting student veterans. Under Jan’s leadership, Adult Learner and Veteran Services (ALVS) received national recognition for its Veteran Support Program (National Association for Student Personnel Administrators Excellence Award/Bronze level). ALVS founded SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society, the premier honor society for veterans in the country. SALUTE now boasts 35 chapters and more than 2,000 individual members. CSU hosts the national headquarters. Jan has served on the National Advisory Editorial Board for Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners (a Wiley publication), as the Region IV-West co-chair of the Veterans Knowledge Community, and on the National Advisory Committee for Veterans for the National Association for Student Personnel Administration.