VES MEDIA RELEASE: ANNOUNCING NEW STAFF AND KEY PARTNERSHIPS
From our clients at Veterans Education Success:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Carrie Wofford, President at Veterans Education Success (VES), announced personnel changes, new additions, and key partnerships today to meet the increasing demand for advocacy and programmatic support of military-connected students in higher education.
Ms. Tanya Ang was promoted to Vice President at VES in November 2018 and will, in collaboration with Ms. Wofford, lead the effort to grow the organization and increase program support and partnerships at the federal, state, and local levels. Ms. Ang joined VES in 2017 and previously served as the Director of Policy & Outreach. With over 18 years of experience in higher education, most recently as Project Director at Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and Director of Veterans Programs at the American Council on Education, Ms. Ang is imminently qualified to grow VES’ impact in 2019.
Mr. Tyson Manker was also promoted, in November 2018, to Director of Veterans Engagement from his previous role as Veterans Advocate. In this role, he will continue to empower military-connected students to share their experiences in higher education with keystakeholders including lawmakers at the state and federal level. Mr. Manker, a former infantry Marine and combat veteran of Iraq joined VES in June 2017. He brings experience mobilizing service-members and veterans across the country to participate in the 2016 presidential election. He has also advocated on a number of veterans’ policy issues including discharge-upgrades and veterans’ treatment courts in Illinois.
Additionally, Mr. Barrett Y. Bogue joined VES in November 2018, as Senior Communication Advisor to support VES’ goal of improving communication and outreach across the country. Mr. Bogue is President & Founder of Evocati LLC, a veteran-owned consulting company that helps business and nonprofit leaders realize their potential in the military-connected community.