August 25, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $342K For Veterans Success Program At Concord University

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $342,869 from the U.S. Department of Education to Concord University to create a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS). This center will work to increase Veteran enrollment, improve Veteran academic success and increase Veteran post-graduation outcomes.

“West Virginia is one of the most patriotic states in the nation, and our Veterans have bravely served America with honor. Now it is our turn to take care of them, and I am dedicated to ensuring Veterans have every opportunity for success. Veterans unfortunately often face greater obstacles to receiving an education, which is why Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Successes are so important. I am thrilled the Department of Education is investing in Concord University to create this center, which will enroll more Veterans in education programs and support them during and after their academic careers. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, I will continue to support our brave Veterans in every way possible” said Senator Manchin.

“West Virginia has one of the highest per capita veteran populations, which underscores our deep roots of patriotism. We can never do enough to repay our veterans, but we can do everything in our power to ensure West Virginia veterans have access to the resources they have earned,” Senator Capito said. “The Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success gives our service members the support they need to pursue educational opportunities, and I’m glad to see Concord University receive the funding needed to support this important program. I will continue to use my position on the Appropriations Committee to advocate for resources like these that will help our veterans obtain the tools they need to achieve their education and career goals.”