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Program History

In November of 2012, Micah Wright, a former Marine Infantry Corporal, founded Texas State Tutor Corps to provide academic support for student veterans.  Micah had personally experienced many academic challenges related to combat duty, military training, and military service.  Further, in talking with other veterans he learned that they were also experiencing similar academic challenges.  As a result, he believed that veterans would benefit from academic support services tailored to the unique experiences (combat duty, military training, and military service) of veterans.  Originally designed solely as a Veteran-to-Veteran tutoring program, today Tutor Corps has expanded to include a Veteran-to-Veteran Mentoring Program.  Additionally, Tutor Corps partners with a variety of programs on campus such as the Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), the Veterans Advisory Council and the Veterans Initiative to help ensure student veteran success on campus.

In the Fall 2017 semester, Tutor Corps underwent a name change to Veteran Academic Success Center (VASC). The VASC now encompasses Military-Connected Students tutoring, Military-Connected Students guiding, Military-Connected Students sponsorship program, and Military-Connected new student orientation.

Texas State was ranked #1 among 4-year tier two research universities by Victory Media in 2018.