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The Military and Veterans Affairs Office at Regent University provides resources to help students who are transitioning from military to civilian life.

About the Center

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.

Philosophy

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 service member, veteran, or family member, you can achieve your academic, transitional and spiritual goals.

Staff

John Cordero

John Cordero
Assistant Director for University Recruitment

757.352.5451 | jacordero@regent.edu

John Cordero serves as the assistant director for university recruitment. 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 used tuition assistance while on active duty to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and he completed a Master of Arts in Communication from Regent University’s School of Communication and the Arts as a veteran. 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 then demonstrate that love through the work they do for the good of others and for God’s glory. John is a happy husband of one wife, Jessica, to whom he has been married for 30 years and with whom he has been blessed with three daughters, two sons, one son-in-law, and one grandson. 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.

Anthony Pyron
VA Certifying Official
757.352.4757 | vabenefits@regent.edu
Anthony Pyron is a VA Certifying Official for the Military Resource Center. He served for nearly 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps as an avionics technician, maintenance management specialist, and recruiter. Before being employed at Regent, Anthony spent over five years working in law enforcement as a deputy at the city level and as a federal contract armed security officer. Anthony has earned a B.S. in Business Administration, with a minor in Youth Ministry, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business Analytics. He is a husband and father of two and has a strong calling to mentor student veterans and individuals currently serving time in military brigs.

Jose Roman
Military Employment Coordinator
757.352.5450 |
jroman@regent.edu

Jose Roman is the Military Employment Coordinator, 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.

Jeanne Getz
Enrollment Coordinator
757.352.5344 | jgetz@regent.eduJeanne Getz serves as an enrollment coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic region. As a musician in The United States Army Field Band, she toured the country as a musical ambassador, telling the army story and honoring soldiers and veterans at home and abroad. With a background rooted in music and a heart for serving others, Jeanne seeks to help students realize their academic and spiritual goals. Having a lifelong love for learning, Jeanne served as an adjunct professor for Florida International University and enjoys studying and mastering new skills. She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University and earned her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music. Her husband serves as a senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Ft. Meade, Maryland. 

Mike Hendricks
Military Enrollment Coordinator
757.352.4757 | military@regent.edu

Mike Hendricks serves as the military enrollment coordinator for Regent University, where he assists our military recruiters and academic advisors in meeting the enrollment needs of our students from application to graduation. He is also responsible for organizing our community outreach opportunities and events on campus. As a 20-year Navy veteran with seven deployments under his belt, he is uniquely qualified to empathize with the needs of our military-affiliated students and the complexities of their education journey. He is fervently passionate about helping our students and their families in whatever capacity is needed.Mike holds an A.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and is currently pursuing his B.S. in Professional Studies with an Information Systems Technology emphasis through Regent. He and his wife Darlene have been married for 19 years and have three children. Mike has served in ministry capacities as a network administrator and AV/sound/media coordinator for several churches, while Darlene has served as a teacher and coordinator for various children’s and preschool ministries and has a passion for helping those with special needs. Their family and life verses are Philippians 4:4-9 (NLT).

Bridget Miller
Senior Enrollment Coordinator
757.352.5145 | bmiller@regent.eduBridget serves as a senior enrollment coordinator for Regent University in the Fayetteville, North Carolina Area. She served in the Army National Guard as a medic for six years while continuing her education in her hometown of Akron, Ohio. There she earned a Master of Business Administration while working in the University’s Military Science Department. She quickly gained a passion for serving the military student population in their educational advancement. She married her loving husband, Tyler, in 2016 and relocated to the Fort Bragg area in support of his service with the Army. Bridget is thankful to have the opportunity to work for Regent University and believes that fostering spiritual growth alongside educational advancement is imperative in developing Christian leaders who will change this world. 

MacKenzie Rivers
Enrollment Coordinator
757.352.5310 | mrivers@regent.eduAs an enrollment coordinator, MacKenzie Rivers serves our students in the beautiful state of Georgia. She thrives off of helping students find and achieve their academic goals. MacKenzie’s passion for higher education has allowed her to serve in many different capacities at the collegiate level over the past four years. Whether taking phone calls, creating graphic design elements, or meeting one-on-one with students, MacKenzie’s goal remains the same. She strives every day to help develop Christian leaders to change the world. MacKenzie married her best friend in August 2017. On that day she became part of our nation’s military family. Her husband, Allen, serves as an officer in the United States Army. Together they call Fort Stewart, Georgia home. In their free time they love to be outdoors, go hiking, and spend time with their nephews. MacKenzie is thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Military Resource Center, and she looks forward to continuing to serve the students of Regent University. 

Jeff Wieck
Enrollment Coordinator
757.352.5503 | jwieck@regent.eduJeff Wieck is an Army veteran who serves as an enrollment coordinator for Regent University. During his 20 years in the Army, he served as an automated logistical specialist, musician, and instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music, where he taught and evaluated collegiate level concepts of music. Jeff is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies – Leadership Studies at Regent. He has served in several ministry positions at his church and loves the Lord. Jeff has a servant’s heart, an outgoing personality, and a desire to help military families achieve their educational goals.

Michael Grass
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.eduMichael Grass serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University. He is deeply passionate about the needs of the military community. He served as an active duty chaplain in the U.S. Navy for 8 years and as a reserve chaplain for 3 years. Following active duty, he completed a Master of Arts in Missions at Oral Roberts University and then a chaplain residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. After that, he served as an Outreach and Evangelism Pastor at his church in Chesapeake, VA. There, he met his beautiful wife Melanie. Together, they are now students at Regent University. Michael is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Theology and Melanie a B.A. in Christian Ministry. 

Tiffany Kliemann
Military Academic Advisor
757.352.4757 | advising@regent.eduTiffany Kliemann serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University. She loves helping others through encouragement and compassion. While serving in the U.S. Navy as a security member for the special forces units, she earned the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal on her third deployment. After serving her country, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration while utilizing her military benefits. Serving people and helping them be successful in life is her passion. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and helping her local ministry express God’s 1 Corinthians 13 love. Another passion she has for God’s kingdom is helping people achieve health through dance instruction at local fundraising events; Tiffany holds several Zumba specialty licenses. She also administers praise dance at her ministry studio through lyrical training and Holy Spirit guidance for deliverance purposes. 

Greg Smith
Military Academic Advisor

757.352.4757 | advising@regent.eduGreg Smith serves as a military academic advisor at Regent University. He comes from a long line of military servicemen who served in the U.S. Military, including his Father, Grandfather and Uncle. Their service enabled him to develop a deep appreciation for The Armed Services’ members and their families within our communities. Greg served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army National Guard for 10 years. Following his Military service, Greg received a degree in Business from St. Leo University and is beginning a degree in Computer Science from Regent University. When he is free, he spends time with his family were he does his best to show them the meaning of “AGAPE.”