Student Council

The Purpose of the SVA Student Council shall be to provide non-binding advice, recommendations, and guidance to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Student Veterans of America. Advice, recommendations, and guidance may pertain to strategic direction, technology, standards, infrastructure, administration, legislative policy or other matters deemed to be relevant to the overall mission of SVA in an advisory capacity only. Click here to view the Student Council Charter in .pdf form. Below are the current members of SVA's Student Council, who were nominated and confirmed by majority vote at the 2014 National Conference. Everyone is listed in alphabetical order by last name.

Abby Kinch, Member

KINCH headshot Abby Kinch served in the United States Air Force as an Airborne Chinese Cryptologic Linguist stationed at Offutt AFB, NE with the 97th IS. After separating from the Air Force, she worked in supply chain logistics, dealing directly with factories in China, and obtained her A.A. from Tallahassee Community College...

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Chris Hinds, Member

No image available Chris Hinds served in the United States Army stationed at Ft. Riley from 2007-2010 as a 19-D Calvary Scout, and completed his service with the Iowa National Guard from 2010-2013. He served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2008-2009 with the 1st Infrantry Division, 2 Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1-6 Combined Arms Battalion. After separating from military service in early 2013, Hinds enrolled at Johnson County College... 

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John Schiffer, Member

SCHIFFER headshotJohn Schiffer served on active duty in the United State Marine Corps from 2007 to 2012. He worked primarily as a radio operator and completed deployments to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and on board ship while with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. In 2012 he entered Columbia University in The City of New York where he is currently studying applied mathematics. John is heavily involved in Columbia's student...

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Michael Stack, Member

STACK headshotMichael Stack served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1997-2007, where he completed 4 deployments with the USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) and the USS McCampbell (DDG-5). Upon receiving an honorable discharge as an IT1(SW), Michael moved to Iraq to work as an IT contractor for 2 years...

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