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Sammi Conner is the Director of Veteran Services and School Certifying Official for the VA. She has been with the University since 2007 and has a wide range of experience including financial aid counseling and academic advising. Sammi holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master's in Business Administration from UL Lafayette.

Ryan Gonzales is the Assistant Director of Veteran Services and Certifying Official for VA. Ryan previously worked in the Admissions and Recruitment Office working with Non-Traditional Students including Veterans.  He now brings that customer service and admissions process knowledge to our new and transferring veteran and military connected Students. Additionally, Ryan works closely with our Student Veteran Organization developing new events and helping recruit students to the SVO.  Ryan Is a 10 year Veteran of the US Army/LA National Guard serving as both a 19D Cavalry Scout and later as a Counterintelligence Agent. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and is certified to teach High School Social Studies. He also serves as Head Coach of the Six Time National Champion, Ragin’ Cajun Water Ski Team.