Disability Services and Student Vets: Building Bridges to Success

Author: Michellehresnick

Michelle Resnick serves as the Director of Disability Accommodations & Support Services (DASS) at California State University Channel Islands. Before joining CI, Michelle worked at Woodbury University, where she began her work with student veterans. After realizing standard counseling models were not particularly successful with student vets, she sought out opportunities for specialized training through community collaborations. To that end, she was able to work with the local VA facility to provide workshops for faculty and staff that enabled them to work more effectively with student veterans. As part of the CSUCI team, Michelle has forged a partnership with the Assistant Director of the Veteran’s Center, Jay Derrico to pilot an innovative program designed to connect student veterans with disabilities to resources available on campus.