Walsh College Becomes First Private Michigan College to Support “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” for Student Veterans

Walsh College is the first private Michigan college to become an official signatory to the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success,” a set of specific strategies that colleges and universities can implement to support educational success for student veterans of the armed forces.

The strategies include practices involving trust, leadership support, advice, coordination of campus efforts, collaboration with service providers, data tracking, professional development,
and sustainability.

Walsh joins hundreds of educational institutions nationally as signatories to the program, backed by the Department of Education and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The eight keys work in tandem with the “Principles of Excellence,” an executive order from the White House. The principles require participating schools to have certain policies and programs in place to support veterans.

“Our signing of the ‘8 Keys to Veterans’ Success’ reinforces Walsh College’s commitment to veterans,” said Stephanie W. Bergeron, president and CEO, Walsh College.

“Veterans enrich Walsh College’s already strong business programs with their unique experiences and viewpoints, which build the educational experience for all of our students. The credentials they bring are also valued by employers and serve as key indicators of future career success,” she added.

The “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success” can aid veterans in their efforts to afford and complete college degrees, certificates, industry-recognized credentials, or licenses in preparation for jobs in high-growth sectors of the economy.

G.I. Jobs magazine named Walsh College a “Military Friendly School” for 2014, making it the fifth consecutive year that Walsh has been recognized for this achievement.

Walsh received recognition earlier this year from Military Times magazine as one of 64 select national institutions ranked as a “Best for Vets Business College,” which provide high levels of service for active-duty and veteran military men and women.

The selection process considered the school’s culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost.

Registration for fall classes at Walsh is underway through Tuesday, Sept. 30. For more information, visit www.walshcollege.edu.


Founded in 1922, Walsh College is a private, not for profit institution offering upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs.

One of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, Walsh has locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, which provides solutions for businesses through training, continuing education, and consulting.

Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) accredits specific degree programs.