Tri-C President Johnson Discusses New Alfred Lerner Veterans Services Center (audio)
April 22, 2015
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will dedicate its new Alfred Lerner Veterans Services Center at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Eastern Campus.
Tri-C President Alex Johnson spoke with WTAM-AM today about the center and the College’s commitment to serving veterans.
“Each year we enroll and educate and provide support to 10,000 veterans and their families. So, Tri-C has a tremendous history of serving the needs of those individuals who fight and serve on behalf of our country,” Johnson said.
The conversation also touched on the Eastern Campus’s role in facilitating nearby economic development and growth.
The new veterans center will honor the legacy of Alfred Lerner — a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, industry leader and philanthropist. The center is being funded by a gift from Norma Lerner and The Lerner Foundation.
The Alfred Lerner Veterans Services Center will offer a full array of support services to help veterans reach their educational goals as they transition from soldiers to civilians and become contributors to the economic vitality of Northeast Ohio.
The center will likely serve 10,000 veterans and their families a year, according to the College.
The donation from The Lerner Foundation also established an endowment to support programs at the center. These include intake services for re-entering veterans and their families, case management systems tailored to each veteran and his or her academic and career goals, and outreach activities offering personal and professional growth opportunities.
The veterans center is housed in a redesigned area on the second floor of the Eastern Campus Student Services Center.
Eastern Campus is at 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills. To learn more about programs offered at the veterans center, call 216-987-3193 or go to www.tri-c.edu/veterans.