Staff Dedicated to Serving Military Students, Veterans, and Families

UMUC's dedicated military and veteran admissions counselors serve our military and veteran students.

Our specially trained staff can help you:

UMUC also offers additional support for students needing accommodations for disabilities.

Faculty Dedicated to Teaching Troops

On October 2, 1949, seven professors departed the United States for Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany, charged with bringing higher education to military overseas after World War II. That fall, more than 1,800 enrollments were recorded across six education centers in Germany, and UMUC had begun a dedication to our students overseas that continues today.

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Over the next several decades, our professors brought college classes to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Ethiopia, Libya, Pakistan, Spain, France, England, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond. They taught in places like barracks, bunkers, mess halls, and libraries.

Today, our more than 3,800 faculty members continue to serve where you serve—UMUC has 140+ worldwide locations—and they understand the challenges you face in earning your degree, whether you attend classes on-site or online.

These professors are experienced faculty-practitioners. Many not only have advanced degrees but also extensive hands-on experience in the fields they teach. This combination of knowledge and skills allows them to go beyond theory and explain practical applications of the course materials, bringing the curriculum to life. They can help teach you the skills you need for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

Meet Our Military and Veterans Advising Team

UMUC advisors understand the needs of our military and veteran students—many of them have personally served in the military or are a part of a military family.

Rodwell Cole

Rodwell Cole

Military Advisor

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Barbara Kessler Staff Military Partnerships

Barbara Kessler

Military Education Coordinator, Military Partnerships

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Julie McCarren Staff Business Management

Julie McCarren

Senior Certification Specialist

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Vivian Mcgowan

Vivian McGowan

Military Advisor

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Tim Powell

Timothy L. Powell

Military Education Coordinator, Stateside Military Operations

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Valentina Singh

Valentina Singh

Military Advisor

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Meet UMUC's Military Team

Milo Miles

Lloyd "Milo" Miles

Senior Vice President, Global Military Operations

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Kelly Wilmeth Staff Military Support

Kelly Wilmeth

Vice President, Stateside Military Operations

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Stateside Military Operations

Joshua Fickes

Joshua Fickes

Regional Director, Central Region, Stateside Military Operations

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Nora Graves

Nora Graves

Director, Stateside Military Operations, Military Partnerships

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Cheryl Harris

Cheryl Harris

Associate Vice President, Stateside Military Operations

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Keith Hauk

Keith Hauk

Associate Vice President, Veterans Initiatives

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Michelle Reitze

Assistant Vice President, Veteran Certification Office

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Sevgi Rochford

Sevgi Rochford

Assistant Vice President, Military Partnerships

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Christopher Palermo Staff Military Portals Programs

Christopher Palermo

Director of Military Portals, Military Partnerships

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Anna Quilter Staff Military Partnerships

Anna Quilter

Director of Eastern Region, Military Partnerships

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Christopher Tipton

Christopher Tipton

Director, Veterans Initiatives

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Tiffany Winston Staff Military Partnerships

Tiffany Winston

Director of Western Region, Military Partnerships

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UMUC Asia and UMUC Europe

James Cronin Staff Military Partnerships

James "Jim" Cronin

Vice President and Director, UMUC Asia, UMUC Asia

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Robert Loynd

Robert "Bob" Loynd

Vice President and Director, UMUC Europe

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