Dale Laney has been named director of veteran services for Tusculum.
Laney is a retired Chief Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force where he spent 23 years in various positions of leadership. After military retirement, Laney worked for the State of Tennessee as a veteran benefits representative where he assisted veterans and their families understand and apply for federal, state and local benefits ranging from education to disability.
“Dale brings with him many years of mentoring and counseling active duty and veteran personnel. He will be an invaluable part of our team and will be a key part of our increased efforts to provide educational opportunities for our veterans,” said Dr. Lisa Johnson, associate vice president for student success and assistant professor of education.
According to Dr. Johnson, Laney has extensive training in veteran administration programs. He has also been previously accredited with various veteran service organization as a veteran service officer.
Laney holds a Master in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from King University.
“It will be a great honor to be able to work with our military veterans as they pursue their education goals,” said Laney. “Although Tusculum already has a long history of supporting our veterans, establishing a veteran services office shows the long-term future commitment it has for our men and women in uniform. I am just proud to be a part of that.”
As director of veteran services, Laney will be responsible for the recruitment of veterans for enrollment at Tusculum and will coordinate the veteran services support program at all Tusculum campuses and sites.
He will be responsible for fostering and maintaining outreach relations between Tusculum and military institutions, veteran associations and the surrounding Northeast Tennessee community.