We are very pleased to announce the hire of Terrell Odom, the inaugural Associate Director for Programs and Services for Military-Affiliated Communities in the new Office for Military-Affiliated Communities.
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 respective families. He will work 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.
For the past four years, Terrell served as the Veterans Services Director at Kennedy-King College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, where he provided support to over 400 student veterans and oversaw the Veteran Services Center’s daily operations. Terrell served honorably as a Medic in the United States Navy for six years’ active duty and an additional two years in the Navy Reserves. He was awarded the United States Navy Sailor of the Quarter Award, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Combat Readiness Medal, and a Field Services Fleet Marine Force Medal.
Terrell received his Bachelor’s from DeVry University, an MBA from American Military University, an MPA from the Keller Graduate School of Management, and a Master’s of Online Teaching and Certification for Online Learning Administration from the University of Illinois at Springfield. Terrell has completed all requirements for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Chicago State University and is in his last semester for a Master’s of Instructional Design and Technology at Western Illinois University.