Texas A&M University-San Antonio Ranks in National “Best for Vets” Top 100
The Military Times Edge named Texas A&M University-San Antonio as one of the top 100 “Best for Vets: Colleges” for 2010. The magazine published its first list of the most veteran-friendly colleges and universities across the country, examining a variety of criteria from financial assistance, academic flexibility, campus culture and support services. Texas A&M-San Antonio was ranked at No. 61 in the country.
Under the leadership of Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Charles “Chuck” Rodriguez, vice president for strategic initiatives, institutional advancement and military affairs, the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs has sought to fulfill the University’s mission, established by Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, president of Texas A&M-San Antonio, to be not simply military friendly, but “military-embracing” as well.
“We’ve done a lot of work in a short amount of time,” Rodriguez said. “As our University enrollment continues to increase, we look forward to also increasing this red-white-and-blue percentage as we make continuous improvements in the full array of services and support we provide to every member of the military community enrolled at Texas A&M University-San Antonio.”
Today, veterans and members of the military community make up 10% of the Texas A&M-San Antonio student body, and a significant percentage of faculty and staff are veterans themselves. Rodriguez hopes this national recognition will aid the University’s growth and the development of its military affairs office.
Other Texas schools listed include the flagship Texas A&M University at No. 7, with the University of North Texas at No. 6 and the University of Texas at Austin at No. 51.