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MSU receives national Best for Vets ranking as employer of military veterans

Best For Vets Employer 2020 Military Times LogoMorehead State University has long been nationally recognized for its commitment to student-veterans and putting them on a path to success. Now, MSU is earning high marks as an employer of veterans.  

Military Times has named MSU to its Best for Vets: Employers 2020 list. It was one of 144 organizations that made the list, which examined a company or organization’s efforts to reach out to veterans and provide them a setting to succeed. Rankings criteria are based on Military Times’ years of research and interview with veterans while factoring in feedback from human resources professionals and veterans’ advocates.  

MSU has previously been recognized by Military Times, along with Viqtory Media and U.S. Veteran Magazine, as being a veteran-friendly institution. Dr. Silas Session, director of military initiatives at MSU, said everything from its academic programs and connection to ROTC to the University’s overall welcoming atmosphere that has led to recognition as an ideal fit for both student-veterans and veteran employees.  

“When you set the conditions to set the veteran students right, the veteran employee right, you set the standard for all to be treated right and that attracts people to the organization,” Session said.  

Additional information for veterans, national guardsmen and reservists, and military families is available at, or by contacting Session at 606-783-9416 or