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KU Veterans Alumni Network

The KU Veterans Alumni Network connects current and former military, spouses, dependents and allies through resources and events, with the aim of supporting the KU Military-Affiliated community.

Resources

KU Vets Day 5K

Registration is now open for the annual KU Vets Day 5K to be held Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. The 5K begins and ends at Memorial Stadium, traveling through the KU campus past KU’s war memorials. All proceeds from the Vets Day 5K support KU Student Veterans of America chapter, the KU Veterans Alumni Network and the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center. A virtual option is also available.
Register

Challenge Coin

Veterans who are current KU Alumni Association members with military service can purchase a Challenge Coin for $5. Join as a new member or upgrade your current membership and receive one for free.

Honorary coins are awarded to annually to individuals who have made contributions to the veterans community. View the list of recipients.
Order

Salute to Service

Salute to Service honors our nation's service members, veterans and their families. Selected honorees will be recognized on the video board during Kansas Athletics competitions and on social media.
Nominate
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Events

Jefferson's | Franchising Jefferson's: the 30-year history, the brand & the man behind it
Nov 9, 2021
| 11:00 am
Get inside the 30-year history behind Jefferson’s and learn about the KU grad who now leads the 30-location brand + brand new QSR brand.

Plan Ahead!

Veterans Alumni Network Leaders

President

c'83
USMC Ret.

Vice President

g'99
USAF Ret.

Secretary
MASC Director
SVA Advisor
Newsletter Editor

MASC Assistant Director

Air National Guard

Executive Committee

USMC Ret.

Executive Committee

c'74
Navy Ret.

Executive Committee

e'50
Navy

Executive Committee

c'12

Executive Committee

PhD'98
Army Ret.

Executive Committee

Dept. of State Ret.

Executive Committee

Army Ret.

Executive Committee

Army Ret.

Executive Committee

'85
USAF Ret.

Executive Committee

Army Ret.

LTC Trent Williams

Executive Committee

Air Force Ret.

LTC Robert Kudelko

Ex Officio

c'95
USMC
D.C. Chapter Liaisons Officer

CAPT James Miller

Ex Officio

Navy, Commander NROTC

Ex Officio

Army, Commander AROTC

LTC Charles Dorssom

Ex Officio

Air Force, Commander AFROTC

Kendall Exferd

SVA President

KU Alumni Liaison
Senior Director of Alumni Programs & Hospitality

b'01

Veterans Alumni Network Leaders

President
COL Mike Denning, c’83 USMC Ret.
gmjdenning@ku.edu

Vice President
COL Greg Freix, g’99 USAF Ret.
gfreix@ku.edu

Secretary
MASC Director
SVA Advisor
Newsletter Editor

April Blackmon Strange
ablackmon@ku.edu

MASC Assistant Director
CAPT Sean Navarro,  Air National Guard
timothy.hornik@gmail.com

Executive Committee
MSGT Chris Campbell, USMC Ret.
ChristopherCampbell@ku.edu

Executive Committee
CAPT James Cooper, c’74 Navy Ret.
jscooper@kumc.edu

Executive Committee
Warren Corman, e’50 Navy

Executive Committee
Andrew Foster, c’12
fostera@ku.edu

Executive Committee
COL Bernie Kish, PhD’98 Army Ret.
bkish@ku.edu

Executive Committee
AMB David Lambertson, Dept. of State Ret.
dflambertson@gmail.com

Executive Committee
COL Steven Leonard, Army Ret.
steven.leonard@ku.edu

Executive Committee
Prof. Adrian Lewis, Army Ret.
arl0008@ku.edu

Executive Committee
Lt Col Jeffrey Long, ’85 USAF Ret.
jefflong@ku.edu

Executive Committee
BG Michael Rounds, Army Ret.

Executive Committee
LTC Trent Williams, Air Force Ret.
m528r913@ku.edu

Ex Officio
LTC Robert Kudelko, c’95 USMC
KUAA D.C. Network Liaison Officer 

Ex Officio
CAPT James Miller, Navy, Commander NROTC
trenton.lennard@ku.edu

Ex Officio
LTC J.D. Finch, Army Commander AROTC
jd.finch@ku.edu

Ex Officio
LTC Charles Dorssom, Air Force,  Commander AFROTC
nicolephelan@ku.edu

SVA President
Kendall Exferd, SVA President
thomasangel21@ku.edu

Senior Director of Alumni Programs & Hospitality, KU Alumni Association
Michelle Lang, b’01
michellem@kualumni.org

Contact the KU Veterans Alumni Network

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