Who We Are

  • OMAC Leadership from left to right (Scott Velasquez, Bridget Collier, Terrell Odom and Mitchell Kittlaus)

  • OMAC leadership conducting a synthesis on needs assessment for military-affiliated students with the Diversity and Inclusion Studio.

Bridget Collier

Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs
T: 773.702.5671

The daughter and wife of a veteran, Bridget leads the Office of the Provost Equal Opportunity Programs, which includes the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities. 

Bridget provides leadership and guidance to the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities and is a champion for initiatives and programs for the entire military-affiliated community.  

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Terrell Odom

Director, Office for Military-Affiliated Communities
T: 773.702.1527

Terrell is responsible for developing and coordinating efforts and specialized programs for the University’s military-affiliated communities, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students, faculty, staff, and all of their families. Terrell works closely with campus partners on applicable University policies and procedures, academic affairs, recruiting and admission, financial aid, housing, registrar services, campus and student life, and career counseling.

Terrell is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a hospital corpsman onboard naval ships, hospitals and alongside the U.S. Marines. He also serves as a licensed Veteran Services Officer and is able to assist veterans and their dependents with disability claims, indemnity payments and other services. 

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Scott Velasquez

Director, Office for Affirmative Action
T: 773.702.7994

Scott serves as the Director, Office for Affirmative Action, and he supports the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities with recruitment, outreach and planning. 

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Mitchell Kittlaus

Associate Director for Equal Opportunity Programs
T: 773.702.0287

Mitchell is the Associate Director for Equal Opportunity Programs and, in this role, Mitchell assists the Office for Military-Affiliated Communities in veterans outreach and engagement efforts. Mitchell is instrumental in planning events and programming tailored to the military-affiliated community.

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Beau Butts

Associate Director for Veteran Services
T: 773.834.6199

Beau is the Associate Director of Veteran Services in the College’s Career Advancement Department, where he manages a one-stop-shop for our undergraduate student veteran and ROTC population.

Beau served a total of nine years as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army, ranging from civil military operations to company executive officer, and as a commanding officer in two separate billets. He deployed twice to Iraq, in support of OIF and Operation New Dawn, and later deployed to Ethiopia, where he led U.S. military and diplomatic missions alongside the Ethiopian National Defense Forces. Beau was awarded two Bronze Star Medals, a Meritorious Service Medal and a Combat Action Badge, and he holds a Knighthood in the Armor and Cavalry Association’s Order of St. George.

To learn more about the application process for The College, please visit The College's application site: https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/veterans#applying.