May 23, 2011 14:06 ET

News Advisory: Operation College Promise (OCP) to Hold the First Texas-Based Certificate for Veterans' Service Providers (CVSP) Program, Sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Hosted by Texas State University, in San Marcos May 25-27, 2011

100 Professionals From 25 Colleges and Universities to Participate in Three-Day Event

TRENTON, NJ--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Operation College Promise (OCP), the consortial veterans' project of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU), will host, in collaboration with the Texas State University, the first Texas-based certificate program designed specifically for professionals serving a military or veteran population. The Certificate for Veterans' Service Providers (CVSP) is a three-day intensive training program covering eight modules of subject matter. The agenda is designed to equip professionals with the most up-to-date knowledge available to create "environments for success" for the veteran, service member or dependent population they serve.

Presentations will be made by national, state and local experts including: the American Council on Education (ACE); the Texas and New Jersey National Guard; the Veterans Administration; Operation Vets and the War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC), among others. The Keynote Address on May 25th will feature Joe Brown, Recreation Superintendent for The City of Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department, an Army veteran who played two seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks. The program includes a tour of Camp Mabry on Thursday, May 26, 2011.

Participants will include college administrators, mental health professionals, county and state veterans' office personnel, and guidance counselors. For more information, email

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
Thursday, May 26, 2011 (8:45 am - 4:30 pm)
Friday, May 27, 2011 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Embassy Suites Conference Center
1001 East McCarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Wendy A. Lang
    Operation College Promise (OCP), a project of the
    NJ Association of State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU)
    (609) 989-1100 / (561) 302-5282