The remarkable growth of programs and services that assist veterans and their families at Niagara University has prompted promotions for two members of the institution's office of veteran services.
Robert H. Healy has been named director of veteran services while Karl Hinterberger was appointed veteran services coordinator.
Niagara University maintains a student-veteran graduation rate of 62 percent, which is well above the national average. The retention rate for student-veterans at NU has hovered near 90 percent for the past several years.
Healy joined Niagara in December 2010 as the university's first veteran services coordinator. During his tenure, the office has established and supported new programs for veterans, resulting in a 150 percent increase in the amount of students served.
A 30-year member of the United States Air Force, Healy possesses a bachelor's degree in organizational management from Houghton College and a master's degree in police and security administration from the University of Phoenix.
Hinterberger has been serving Niagara University's veterans community for the past two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer. A United States Army veteran, Hinterberger graduated from Niagara University in 2014 with a degree in computer and information sciences.
Niagara University's ongoing efforts to support families who have served, or are serving, in the nation's armed forces are cited annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the region's "Best Colleges for Veterans," by G.I. Jobs magazine as a "Military Friendly School," and by U.S. Veterans Magazine as a "Top Veteran-Friendly School."
For more information about Niagara University's efforts to assist American veterans, call 716-286-8341 or visit www.niagara.edu/veterans.