Regent University’s Military Resource Center is dedicated to empowering the military community by providing support and resources to assist in the transition to student life, and to promote academic, professional and spiritual growth.
The Military Resource Center is responsible for all military student recruiting, retention, and community efforts within the university. Our goal is to create a military-supportive environment where as a student servicemember, veteran, or family member, you can achieve your academic, transitional and spiritual goals.
Bob Habib is the senior director of traditional admissions and director of military enrollment for Regent University. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army, spending 10 years as an Educational Department Chair for the Armed Forces School of Music, a multi-service, adult education training institution. He taught and mentored over 2,000 service members (ranging from junior enlisted through senior officer), while also developing new curriculum for numerous resident and non-resident courses. He also spent many years developing strategic partnerships with secondary and other post-secondary educational institutions. As an educational manager, he worked with several service schools’ registrars developing and implementing complex student schedules and professional development plans. He has been a public school teacher for Virginia Beach, and has served the DOD as an instructional designer for mid and senior level leadership courses. Bob is not only a Regent alumnus (M.Ed.), he is a current Doctor of Strategic Leadership student.
Jose Roman is the assistant director of military & veterans affairs, a Mission Continues Fellow, and retired service member with 22 years in the United States Navy. For his service, he received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V” device, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.
In 2013 he finished his Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Management and Communications at Old Dominion University. Jose helped establish the university military career transition program and the Military Connection Center on campus. He helped grow the Student Veterans of America chapter to over 300+ student and faculty members, and helped launch the 1st state-wide Student Veterans of Virginia conference. As a fellow with the Mission Continues, he worked with Habitat for Humanity developing Habitat for Heroes, a program to support affordable housing options for active military and veterans in the Hampton Roads community.
Jessica Reid serves as the Military Benefits Manager for Regent University. Also located in the Military Resource Center, she is able to assist students with all military financial benefits and military academic reporting.
Jessica graduated from Regent’s College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and she is happy to relate to you about her Regent online undergraduate experience. She is passionate about helping service members and their families both on and off the job. Her sister is a military wife and her brother-in-law is a submariner stationed in Norfolk. Jessica and her husband TJ have served as pastors in several churches throughout the country. She hopes to use her ministry and psychology background to continue to serve the unique needs of military marriages and families.
LaTonya Slade is the VA Certifying Official for Regent University. She served over 20 years in the U. S. Coast Guard, retiring as a Chief Health Services Technician (HSC). She successfully navigated the military benefits system as an active duty member and as a veteran (online and traditional student). LaTonya holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and she is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Psychology. She is passionate about serving others in the community and assisting our military veterans and their families in reaching their goals. LaTonya looks forward to supporting and guiding you in the use of your military benefits.
Rebekah Lloyd is another VA Certifying Official for Regent University. She is also a National Legislative Fellow with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Focus Forward Fellow with the Military & Family Research Institute. During her nine years in the Army, Rebekah served a combat tour to Afghanistan with the 10th Mountain Division and two tours to South Korea. Rebekah is an alumna of Regent University where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Currently, she is a student of both the Robertson School of Government and Regent School of Law in pursuit of a joint degree: Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit & Faith-Based Organizations and Master of Arts in Law with a focus on Nonprofit Management. In her personal time, she is advocating for stable housing for homeless women Veterans and working to start her own nonprofit to address the unique needs of women Veterans. Rebekah’s passion is for the Veteran community and providing them with the tools and resources needed to live a successful life post-military.
As a Military Admissions Recruiter, John Cordero connects with the military population to educate and advocate for Regent University. He served for 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an aviation operations specialist, aerial gunner and observer, combat correspondent, journalism instructor and instructional team chief at the Defense Information School, and leader of Marines. John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University using tuition assistance while on active duty and is working toward a Master of Arts in Communication from the Regent University School of Communication and the Arts. He is convinced that God by his word and Spirit uses Regent University’s faculty, staff, and academic programs to help enlarge minds, expand hearts, and enrich souls so that people love God more fully and supremely and demonstrate that love through the work they do for the good of others and God’s glory. John is a happy husband of one wife, Jessica, to whom he has been married for 26 years and with whom he has been blessed with three daughters and two sons. He is a member of Redeemer Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, through which he has the pleasure of connecting and serving with other Christians in various ministries. He has a passion for helping people pursue their God-given purpose in life and encourages them to consider how an education at Regent University and commitment to a local church can help them fulfill that purpose.
Jeremy Fitzhugh serves as a Military Admissions Recruiter for Regent University. He served more than 7 years in the U. S. Air Force as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Sensor Operator and a Formal Training Unit Instructor. He successfully instilled core values, built rapport, and taught established training tactics and course concepts to a wide range of professional students, from high school graduates to senior-level government leaders. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Chaplain Ministry here at Regent. He is an ordained clergyman and has been ministering through music, preaching the Gospel, and holding various leadership roles impacting both the young and seasoned generations for the past 10 years. With a passionate voice and a shepherd’s heart, Jeremy is honored to invest into the success of his fellow service members, their families, and others in the community as they excel in higher learning, professional development, and Christian leadership to change the world.
Brian Krohn serves as the Military Enrollment Coordinator and is enthusiastic about connecting prospective, current, and transitioning military-affiliated students with the resources needed at the forefront or ending of their academic careers to ensure long-term vocational success. Brian holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. From the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, he has earned an M.Div. in Theological Studies, an M.A. in Christian Education, and a Certificate of Completion for Studies in Evangelism, Mission, and Global Christianity. He also earned an Online Teaching Strategies Certificate from Bryant & Stratton College – Online. He holds several other certifications acquired throughout his five plus years in the United States Army Reserves, where he serves as a Chaplain Candidate. Brian is in the process of completing his Board Certified Chaplain paperwork through the Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc., an affiliate of the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in Renewal Theology here at Regent University.
Military Admissions Recruiter
Cory Lotspeich serves as a Military Admissions Recruiter for Regent University. A former United States Marine, he served five years active duty and three years in the reserves in a ministry capacity. He attended college while actively serving, and after separating he transferred to Regent University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies in 2014. He is currently pursuing his Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership at Regent and will use that degree to continue in service to the military community. Cory is happily married since 2011; he and his wife have two young boys.