The Azusa Pacific University (APU) Murrieta Regional Campus was recently very privileged to have a special visit from a military veteran, Everette Brooks. One moment around Everette, former US Army Staff Sergeant Brooks, and you know you have met “quality.”
An even greater thing about Everette Brooks (MBA) is that he is now the Executive Director of the APU Military and Veterans Services. He is responsible for the advancement of services to APU’s more than 500 military-connected students throughout the APU system. Everette is charged with assessing current student support structures and services for all military-connected students and for launching new initiatives in APU’s efforts to build community with and strengthen APU services to student veterans, reserve officer training cadets, active duty personnel, reservists, and all military-connected family members.
During Everette’s 12 years in the Army he served in a variety of positions that utilized his gifts and skills to assist in creating and implementing a safe environment for military personnel and their families. During his military career, Everette said, “I served my country at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium, for six years; was four years at Camp Pendleton, San Diego; and at the West Point Veterinary Command, New York, for two years.”
When asked about Everette’s plan for the APU Military and Veterans Services he shared that his goal is to streamline the process at all of the APU Regional Campuses and provide a world class experience to all military-connected personnel. Additionally, his vision is to make APU a destination for all transitioning service members and their families.
Additionally, Everette’s personal goals fits well with this commitment to quality, “I want to enhance our military and veteran services to the level of a Five Star Hotel with every military and veteran student experiencing the highest level of service in every phase of the educational process.” He shared that he envisions APU military and veteran alumni wanting to stay connected to APU military and veterans as mentors.
I’m sure I’ll be having more updates about the great veteran and military opportunities taking place at the APU Murrieta Regional Campus through Everette’s leadership.