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Richard Feldman Named New Veterans Services Coordinator

Richard Feldman, an Air Force veteran with many years of experience as a business executive, consultant and assistant academic dean, was appointed coordinator of the Center for Veterans Services, which serves several hundred student veterans.

Mr. Feldman is a Vietnam-era veteran, who served as a personnel officer, recruiting officer and casualty services officer, and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal, with oak leaf cluster. After active duty he served a short time in the New Jersey Air National Guard.

The MCC Center coordinates services for student military veterans, acting as a one-stop location to assist with their veteran entitlements and the processing of paperwork. It also offers information on resources and services available to veterans, and is a place where they can socialize with other vets.

The Center was established in 2011 with a grant from the Willard T.C. Johnson Foundation. The grant was renewed in 2014.

“My goal is to make the Center for Veterans Services at MCC the benchmark for all community colleges in the nation,” Mr. Feldman said. “With the resources here and the enthusiasm we have, I know we can do it.”

Upon leaving active duty, he began a career in corporate human resources, holding increasingly responsible positions at various Fortune-listed corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Lockheed and AlliedSignal. His last corporate position was as the global vice president of human resources for York International’s largest business unit.

Mr. Feldman became assistant dean of career management at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Most recently, he managed the Veterans In Pursuit of Educational Readiness Program (VIPER) at Warren County Community College.