Suffolk University is committed to our veteran students, as well as our active service students and their eligible family members, and our population of these students continues to grow. We care significantly about their experience here and their success, and we work hard through a broad range of services and activities to make their Suffolk experience very positive.
This website gets you started with the information you need to successfully transition to academic and community life here at Suffolk, to enjoy a great learning opportunity, and to become proud alumni of our school.
University President's Commission
On December 17, 2012, President McCarthy established the President’s Commission on Veteran and Active Duty Students as an institutional committee, “…focusing on the needs of veteran and active service students.” The Commission’s objective is to optimize the veteran student experience at Suffolk, creating a more vibrant community for those who want to participate.
The Commission is comprised of members of the University community (including current students) who have the knowledge and experience of working with veterans and active service students.The Commission meets at least twice per semester, and veteran students are invited to contact any of the Commission’s members.
Suffolk University complies with the "Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members" established by Presidential Executive Order 13607 issued April 27, 2012. (Download a PDF version of the executive order.)
Prof. Michael L. Barretti, Sawyer Business School, Co-Chair
Lorraine Cove, Registrar’s Office, Suffolk Law School
Douglas Peterson, Registrar’s Office, Veteran Certification Official
Ann Coyne, Dean of Students Office, College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School
Jeffrey Gangi, student, Suffolk Law School
David Merson, Office of Professional and Career Development
Prof. Steven McDonald, Sawyer Business School
Prof. Gregory Fried, College of Arts & Sciences
Danny Luu, Bursar’s Office
Jennifer Ricciardi, Student Financial Services
Audra Jamal White-Stadnik, Student Veterans Organization Chapter
Laura Piscopo, graduate student
Bryan Mendiola, Counseling Center
Michael Smith, Veteran’s Upward Bound Program
Kirsten Behling, Disability Services
Laura Ferrari, Dean of Students, Suffolk Law School
Kate Schmeckpepper, Office of the General Counsel
Patrick George, President, Suffolk Veteran Students Organization