Have a question about educational benefits?
Questions about educational benefits (GI Bill, tuition assistance, etc.) should be directed to Veterans Certifying Officials (see below)

Veterans Center Staff

Our team is made up of professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff dedicated to the success of Veterans, military personnel, and family members. General inquiries about the Veterans Center, our programming, and/or advocacy efforts can be sent to veteranscenter@iastate.edu or you may contact us through our website here.


Jathan Chicoine

Email: jathan@iastate.edu

Laura Olson

Leadership and Programming Assistant
Email: vcolson@iastate.edu

Samantha Speltz

Academic Success Assistant
Email: vcspeltz@iastate.edu


Veterans Certifying Officials

Certifying Officials (listed below) are available in the Office of the Registrar in 214 Enrollment Services Center. Please send questions regarding military education benefits to VAEdBenefits@iastate.edu.


Certifying Official Availability

Fall SemesterMonday - Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
Spring SemesterMonday - Friday8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer (May 10 -Aug 23)Monday - Friday7:30am - 4:00pm


Jennifer Hansen

Ron Sykora

Lisa Rich-McKelvey

214 Enrollment Services Center
Phone: 515-294-1840 (Option 6)

214 Enrollment Services Center
Phone: 515-294-1840 (Option 6)

214 Enrollment Services Center
Phone: 515-294-1840 (Option 6)