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Meet the Staff

Dave Edwards

David Edwards

U.S. Air Force Veteran (Ret)

Director
David Edwards is the Director of the Brigadier General James M. Abraham & Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center.  He is an Air Force Veteran who served 26 years between 1986 - 2012.  He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Methodist College in Fayetteville, NC and a Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in Postsecondary and Adult Education from Capella University in September 2010. He became the inaugural Director in May 2014 and his primary duties include: building liaisons between university agencies, educating faculty/staff/students about who veteran students are and what they bring to the classroom, and ensuring veteran and dependent students using VA eduation benefits take classes that meet a degree requirement.  His personal interests include spending time with his beautiful wife Lisa, reading, golfing, working in the yard, helping veteran and dependent students succeed, and playing with his grandson, Raylan.
 
 

Terry St. Peter

Terry St. Peter

U.S. Army Veteran (Ret)

Coordinator of Veterans Services and Academic Advisor

Janet Russell is Ohio University’s School Certifying Official for the Brigadier General James M. Abraham & Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center. She was a West Virginia Army National Guard Spouse for 31 years. She has 20 plus years in the medical profession. She came to Ohio University in a temporary/full time position with The College of Health Science and Professions Student Services in 2012. In July, 2013 she accepted the position of Records Management Assistant in the Office of the University Registrar. In July, 2014 she accepted the position she now currently holds as Records Management Specialist as the School Certifying Official for the Veterans and Military Student Services Center. Her primary duties include certifying enrollment of all Veteran and military dependent students using VA educational benefits, ensuring Veteran and dependent students using VA education benefits take classes that meet a degree requirement, and Supervisor of the Veterans Center Student Work Study Program. Her personal interests include spending time with family and her grandson Aden, as well as walking and reading.

 

Jordan Kelley

VA Work Study Student  - Office Assistant

Jordan Kelley is a VA work student student currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design.  She is a military dependent, as her father is currently serving in the United States Navy.  She is a co-founder of the Military Dependents Club as well as being a member of other clubs/organizations including:  the AIGA Chapter at Ohio University and Phi Chapter of the Kappa Phi Club.  Her personal interests include photography, listening to music, sports, drawing, and watching movies. 

Chris O'Connell

Ohio Army National Guard Member

VA Work Study Student - Office Assistant

Chris O'Connell is a VA work student student currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Engineering Technology and Management.  He has been serving in the Ohio Army National Guard as a unit supply specialist since 2013.  He is an active member of the Student Veterans of America club.   His role at the Veterans and Military Services Center is to provide great customer service while providing accurate information regarding VA benefits.  His hobbies include golfing, fitness, and sleeping (when he gets the rare chance).

 

Zachary Wood

U.S. Navy Veteran

VA Work Study Student  - Office Assistant

Zachary Wood is a VA work study student currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in Aviation Flight.  He is a veteran of the United States Navy, having served eight years from 2006 to 2015.  He began attending classes at Ohio University in the summer of 2015 and is the current treasurer of the Combat Veterans Club.  His interests includ physical fitness, manual labor and fixing things.