Jeromesville Native Runs Veteran Services Office at Ashland University

In 2012, Ashland University established a Veteran Services Office to coordinate recruitment and support services for military and veteran students. There are approximately 100 veterans at AU in the undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs.

The establishment of the office followed the recommendation of the Veteran Task Force, which advises the administration about how AU could better serve and attract students from the armed forces.

Dr. John Sikula was hired initially to be the Veterans Affairs coordinator and earlier this year Jeromesville native Randy Spade was hired to take over that role. The office is under the umbrella of the Registrar’s Office and is located at 206 Founders Hall.

“I enjoy the opportunity to start a number of new services and programs designed to enhance the opportunities for adult learners and veterans,” said Spade, who also serves as mayor of the village of Jeromesville. “Our plan is that AU will soon be able to more successfully compete for an increasing number of students utilizing GI Bill funds as veterans return to campuses for career developing experiences.”

Anyone desiring additional information about the Veteran Services Office, or having any questions, should contact Spade at 419.207.6478 or

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