Frank Myers, Assistant Director of Veteran Affairs at the Commission on Higher Education, was recently elected president of the National Association of State Approving Agencies, an association promoting and safeguarding quality education and training programs for all veterans and families.
In this role, Myers will lead a professional organization representing dedicated individuals around the nation committed to helping veterans and families use the GI BILL® to pursue post-secondary education and training.
“With the rising cost of higher education tuition and fees, the GI Bill® is a great financial resource for veterans and their family members to utilize to pay for their post-secondary education,” Myers said. “As president, I am excited to lead the National Association of State Approving Agencies to ensure veterans and their family members continue to receive a quality education and training opportunities.”
Myers will also lead the organization’s work on the further development of the new Risk-Based Survey Model and several legislative improvements to review programs of education and veterans’ training that were passed by Congress in January of 2021.
NASAA represents 53 State Approving Agencies (SAA) with over 200 professional and support personnel, supervising over 10,000 active facilities and 200,000 programs in the nation. Myers' leadership includes the West, Central, South, and East NASAA Regions, and oversight of the organization’s permanent and special committees.
Working in Veteran Affairs with the CHE has already given Myers an opportunity to be a part of the change he has longed to see.
“Since the inception of Post – 9/11 GI Bill®, the Department of Veterans Affairs has paid $125,000 billion dollars to veterans, educational and training institutions,” Myers said.
More information about NASAA is available at: https://nasaa-vetseducation.com/