About Us

On October 30, 2009, Youngstown State University officially dedicated "Armed Forces Boulevard," a section of street running from Fifth Avenue to the YSU Veterans Plaza, as a permanent tribute to our men and women in uniform.

It is this dedication throughout the entire campus that is especially felt in the YSUOffice of Veterans Affairs at YSU.

The Office of Veterans Affairs was established January 2009 in the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs. We work to assist YSU students who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States of America in attaining their educational goals, and we are continually improving and working toward being a "one-stop" office for all YSU student veterans.

The Student Veterans Resource Center helps military veterans and service members transition into college and succeed as university students. It is yet another step in YSU's continued commitment to serve veteran and military students.

Please take some time to learn more about our office. If you wish to find directions to the Office of Veterans Affairs, please visit see the directions page. To speak to one of us directly so that we can help to answer your questions, please refer to the side bar on the right of this page for contact and staff information.

Meet our Staff

The Office of Veterans Affairs at Youngstown State University is located in the Veterans Resource Center at 633 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502. Please contact any one of our office staff with your questions, comments, or concerns.

Patrick Williams

Patrick "Rick" Williams

Veterans Affairs Manager

"I'm a retired US Army Major with 26 years of service. As the manager of the Veterans Resource Center on campus, and Point of Contact for all military matters, I take great pride in helping current and prior military members, as well as eligible dependants navigate their education benefits and achieve their academic goals. Please feel free to contact me with your questions."

(330) 941-2506

Megan Wade

Coordinator/School Certifying Official

(330) 941-2548

Pamela Kimmel

Administrative Assistant

(330) 941-1585

VA Work Study Students

The Carl A. Nunziato Veterans Resource Center at YSU is authorized 8 VA Work Study Students. If you are interested in working as a VA Work Study Student at the Center, please contact the Manager for more information.