Identifying the Evolving Needs of Veterans & Their Families


On Nov. 4-5, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services is participating in the 2021 Veterans Summit sponsored by University of Chicago and the Robert P. McCormick Foundation. This virtual and in-person event is bringing together leaders throughout the veteran ecosystem to discuss the research findings from the 2020 Veterans Symposium and to share best practices and solutions to ensure that student veterans and their families reach their full potential.

By partnering with academic institutions, like University of Chicago, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services helps shape critical research to identify veterans evolving needs and to propose innovative solutions that ensure successful outcomes for veterans and their families. During the symposium, Dixon Center will share the importance of focusing on the eight dimensions of wellness to developing successful, holistic programs that support all who are touched by military service. 

The summit is also an opportunity to hear from a dynamic thought-leader and speaker on veterans issues and the challenges facing our wounded veterans, Colonel (Ret.) Greg Gadsen. Greg travels the country sharing his inspiring story as a wounded veteran. His story is one of resilience, hope, and the importance of family in overcoming obstacles and thriving. Visit the 2021 Veteran Symposium website here to learn more and to register.

To learn more about how Dixon Center is partnering with academic institutions and introducing ideas and actions to address the evolving needs of veterans' and their families, listen to the Dixon Center podcast, Service Before Self, visit the Dixon Center YouTube channel and contact Colonel Sam Whitehurst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Monday, 29 November 2021