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Meet Our Staff

Our dedicated staff's complete focus is the veteran student's experience-- getting the most they possibly can from their education. In order to do so, we strive to meet our core values of achievement, community, development and Respect. This ensures that we are meeting students' needs in a friendly, welcoming environment, every day.

  • Kim Bloodgood, Director, (Air Force)
  • Lynn Sherrow, Academic Compliance Specialist
  • Joshua Jones, Veteran Services Specialist (Army)

Who We Are

The Office for Veterans and Military Personnel (OVMP) is a centralized office designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and Veterans Affairs benefit recipients to aid in their overall success as IUPUI students. In addition to providing the required certification for IUPUI student-veterans to receive education entitlement, we also provide advice, guidance, advocacy, and outreach services for our student veteran population. We act as a liaison between IUPUI and the Department of Veterans Affairs while assisting our student veterans in their transition from military to student life. Our team consists of veterans and civilians dedicated to creating a veteran friendly campus.

OVMP Services

OVMP Advisory Council

The Council represents twelve invidividuals from both on and off campus organizations. This group is imperative to assisting in the support of our student veterans and other military related personnel. They are charged with evaluating recommendations brought forth by the VSST for the enhancement of services and educational goals of IUPUI’s military related students.

Veteran Services Support Team (VSST)

This team represents one person from each department within the IUPUI Community. It is responsible for assisting in the support of our student veterans and other military related personnel by providing recommendations to the OVMP Advisory Council, sharing information with the VSST and OVMP as well as collaborating on the many challenges that this student population faces during transition.

On Campus

About Us

The Office for Veterans and Military Personnel (OVMP) is a centralized office designed to provide comprehensive resources to veterans and Veterans Affairs benefit recipients to aid in their overall success as IUPUI students. In addition to providing the required certification for IUPUI student-veterans to receive education entitlement, we also provide advice, guidance, advocacy, and outreach services for our student veteran population. We act as a liaison between IUPUI and the Department of Veterans Affairs while assisting our student veterans in their transition from military to student life. Our team consists of veterans and civilians dedicated to creating a veteran friendly campus.

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