Veterans Center

West Chester University

624 S. High St.
West Chester PA 19383
veteranscenter@wcupa.edu
610-436-2862


Staff Contact Information

Student Veterans Financial Aid

Financial Aid paperwork should first be directed to

       {Certifying Enrollment, Transfer of Benefits, withdrawing from a course, VA Education debt}

Dana Parker: West Chester University Financial Aid Office,

VA Certifying Official

Email: Dparker@wcupa.edu

Phone Line dedicated to Student Veteran Financial Aid: 610-430-4197

 

WCU Veterans Center  

Lillian Morrison: Veterans Center Coordinator

Email lmorrison@wcupa.edu

Office Phone: 610-436-2862

I served in the Air Force for eight years.  Prior to exiting the military, I served as Deputy Chief of Minority Enrollment at the United States Air Force Academy.  I continued to work at the college level outside of the military and, most recently, directed and administered career counseling and academic support services at the Stark County Community Action Agency in Ohio.  As the Veterans Center Coordinator, I am responsible for overseeing WCU’s veteran student services.  I am a liaison between WCU and the Department of Veteran's Administration (DVA).  I guide and mentor prospective and enrolled student veterans and eligible family members through all phases of their university career in areas specific to their needs.  If I can help in any way, feel free to contact me at lmorrison@wcupa.edu or via phone at 610.436.2862.  My office is located in the Veterans Center. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Lawrence Davidson: Veterans Center Graduate Assistant

Email VeteransCenter@wcupa.edu
Office Phone: 610-436-2862

  • The best way to have your questions answered is

          by sending an email that includes

    • Your Name and Contact Information
    • Status at West Chester University (i.e. prospective student, incoming freshman, junior etc)
    • Short description of the issue. We will do our best to help resolve you problems or answer your questions

You know my name, but not who I am or what I do.  I am a Veteran, Regular Army Engineer, 2002-2008, I am currently pursuing a Masters of Social Work.  I am married and have a daughter.   I am using the Post 911 GI Bill to pay for my education; I know how good the GI Bill can be, I also know that it is an imperfect system and Veterans, Active Guard/Reserve, and Dependents face a very different set of challenges on campus. Your service demands that our institution respond to help; That is what I try to do.  My position is here to respond to what you need to be successful at WCU and to make the crucial next the step: FIND A JOB.  I do not process or certify VA paperwork {Dana Parker is the VA Certifying Official}, but I do help get answers to your GI Bill concerns, questions and complaints.  I coordinate and advocate for academic programs on campus, resume and job skill workshops. I am working to find employment and networking opportunities for WCU Student Veterans. You do not have to be in the Veterans Group to use the Center.  I am here if you want to come by to talk. I am at the Center every day, but will be in and out for meetings and other responsibilities. Feel free to drop by anytime to talk, but if you need to see me; call or email, and I will be here. 

     

Scott Winters: Veterans Center Graduate Assistant

Email SW795614@WCUPA.EDU
Office Phone: 610-436-2862

My name is Scott Winters. I am an Army Veteran of 8 years and a first year Graduate Student with the MSW program at West Chester University. I was an Engineer in the Active Army and Served overseas in Support of Operation Freedom. For the last 4 years, I have been assigned to Region 5 Recruiting Command which included the states of Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wyoming. My job here at the Veteran Center is to assist soldiers, veterans, and family members of military personnel with a wide array of questions and concerns including: Financial Aid, Post 911 GI Bill, PA State Education Assistance Program, Federal Tuition Aid, and whatever else questions you may have. I am not a certifying official, but at the very least, I will get you headed in the right direction. I am also the Outdoor Initiative Program Director, which is mission is to provide students and veterans the opportunity to participate in activities throughout the community and build camaraderie between fellow student Veterans.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me directly at SW795614@WCUPA.EDU or stop by the Veterans Center. My hours are Wednesday from 0900-1900 and Friday 0900-1500.  

Jong Lee: Veterans Center Intern

Email JL818751@wcupa.edu

As you may have guessed I'm also a veteran. I served in the Army for 6 years. Now I'm attending the WCU as an undergraduate student. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and will purse a Masters of Social Work. I work at the Veterans Center as an Undergraduate intern. If you have any questions about the events coming up, veterans center, or the GI Bill, please feel free to contact me at JL818751@wcupa.edu. I'm here to help. I am here on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1000-1630.