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Military & Veteran Community

AU Veterans Liaison Network

The Office of Campus Life initiated the Veterans' Liaison Network to help ensure that AU's student veterans navigate the university successfully to achieve their educational objectives. Network members will be veterans' principal contacts in their respective departments and will collaborate with one another to ensure that veterans' needs are being met and that problems are addressed quickly and effectively.

The Veterans Liaison Network is Chaired by Marianne Huger Thomson, Associate Dean of Students and includes the following AU staff members:

  1. Marianne Huger Thomson, Senior Director, Academic Support & Access

    Academic Support and Access Center

    Marianne Huger Thomson serves as the Senior Director of the Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC). In this role, Dr. Thomson oversees academic support resources, disability services, and the student athlete support program. Prior to her role in t… More

    Send email to Marianne Huger Thomson

    (202) 885-3467

  1. Heidi Abraham, Associate Director, Student Billing

    Student Accounts

    Heidi Abraham oversees the student billing team. She has been in higher education since 2005 and joined AU Student Accounts in April of 2011. Her past experience includes student admissions and advising, active duty military and veterans benefits, an… More

    Send email to Heidi Abraham

    (202) 885-3554

  2. Judith Amey, Assistant Director Financial Aid - WCL

    WCL - Financial Aid

    Judi joined the WCL Financial Aid staff in August of 2006. Her primary role is assisting students in funding their law school studies. She particularly enjoys the talking with her students and learning about their interests and how best she can help … More

    Send email to Judith Amey

    (202) 274-4043

  3. Danette Burgess, Assistant Director Financial Aid

    Fin Aid Enrollment Services

    Send email to Danette Burgess

    (202) 885-6500

  4. James Ellis, Manager of Student Success & Retention

    Provost, Office of the

    Send email to James Ellis

    (202) 885-2240

  5. Melessia Jasper, Staff Assistant

    AU Central

    Send email to Melessia Jasper

    (202) 885-3677

  6. Lana Knox, Assistant Director, Bridge Programs

    School of Prof & Extd Studies

    Lana Knox serves as the Assistant Director of Bridge Programs in the School of Professional & Extended Studies. Lana coordinates AU's Graduate Professional Studies (formerly known as the Graduate Gateway Program) and Test Prep Programs. Lana also wor… More

    Send email to Lana Knox

    (202) 895-4859

  7. Megan Lintott, Manager, Undergraduate Studies Budget and Operations

    Provost, Office of the

    Megan joined American University in October 2011 as the Manager of Three-Year Bachelor Programs. Her role soon expanded beyond three-year degree programs to encompass other undergraduate initiatives, including working with transfer students. Prior … More

    Send email to Megan Lintott

    (202) 885-6280

  8. Shelley Morris, Academic Counselor

    SPA - Justice, Law and Criminology

    Shelley Morris serves as the graduate advisor for the department of justice, law, and criminology. As the advisor for JLC, she is here to help you make the most of your JLC experience by providing information, answering academic inquiries and conne… More

    Send email to Shelley Morris

    (202) 885-6456

  9. Jack Ramsay, Academic Counselor

    CAS - Dean's Office

    Jack joined the CAS advising unit in 2002. He works with students intending to major in American Studies, Arab World Studies, Asian Studies, Elementary Education, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religion, foreign languages, and Women's, Gender & Sexu… More

    Send email to Jack Ramsay

    (202) 885-3970

  10. Brian Rowe, Director of Experiential Education

    Career Center

    Brian leads the experiential education efforts for the career center, teaming with faculty, students, alumni, and employers to develop the most comprehensive and career focused experiences possible. He continues to enhance the global experience of Am… More

    Send email to Brian Rowe

    (202) 885-1806

  11. Christopher Zissi, Assistant Director Admissions

    Enrollment, Office of

    Send email to Christopher Zissi

    (202) 885-6021