University of Phoenix executive elected to National Association of Veterans Program Administrators board

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Phoenix University is pleased to announce the election of Andrea Siegrist-Baez, Director of Veterans Affairs Operations, to the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA) Board of Directors as Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee. Membership and Region Delegate VII.

In the role of NAVPA’s Board of Directors, Siegrist-Baez will represent and support institutions and members in Region VII, serving AZ, NM, OK, TX and UT. Siegrist-Baez was previously elected to the NAVPA Council of Delegates by other voting members in Region VII and served as chairman of the membership committee.

“All of us at the University of Phoenix are proud of Andrea for her active involvement with NAVPA and in particular her election to the Board of Trustees,” says John Woods, provost at the University of Phoenix. “She is a champion for veteran students to have the best possible experience, both here at the University and in the wider NAVPA community.”

In her current role at the University located within the Office of the Registrar, Siegrist-Baez leads the Veterans Operations team in supporting veteran students, reviewing their schedule, courses and enrollment, and submitting certificates of registration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“When I first joined NAVPA, it was such a positive experience to meet people who supported student veterans and to share that energy and passion to help. ‘a special organization to belong to, a mission-based community, and I’m proud to now be part of their mission leadership,’ shares Siegrist-Baez.

NAVPA is a recognized organization of program administrators who work for universities and colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs across the United States to ensure veteran students receive the best service and support. most accurate access to their GI Bill® benefits. The NAVPA Board of Directors works with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Education, and Department of Defense to promote the improvement and expansion of all educational opportunities for active duty personnel, veterans and their dependents.

The University of Phoenix is ​​a NAVPA member institution and the university leadership has a history of service with NAVPA. The University’s Vice President of Veterans Affairs and Military Government Affairs, Patrick Sutliff, is also an executive member and general delegate of the NAVPA Board of Directors. He served on the board of directors for 27 years.

Siegrist-Baez previously served as director of classroom operations at the University of Phoenix. She has been an employee of the University for 20 years.

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