Capt. Borden named director of Pat Tillman Veterans Center

Capt. Steven Borden

Captain Steven Borden has been named the director of Pat Tillman Veterans Center, located on the Tempe campus at Arizona State University.

Operating as the commanding officer of the NROTC Unit and founding chair of the Department of Naval Sciences, Borden established the newest NROTC unit in the nation, one that has been recognized for rapid growth, diversity of membership, and the quality of professional and academic development.

While at the University of Rochester, Borden was the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve Training Corps Unit. As a professor of Naval Science, Borden taught future military personnel the traditions and customs pertaining to the Marine Corps.

In his latest role as director of the veterans center, Borden will oversee the development and evaluation of veterans programs at ASU, increase recruitment and retention efforts, and collaborate with on-campus departments to maintain ASU’s reputation as a national leader in veteran’s services.

“Captain Borden brings a wealth of experience to this leadership position," said Lou Ann Denny, university registrar.
"ASU will be positioned well to be a leader in service to veterans as he takes on this new role as director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center.”

ASU proudly opened the veteran center in August to serve as a hub for veteran students to gather, receive academic support and provide assistance for benefits and information. It was rightly named after former Sun Devil Pat Tillman, who died serving his country in Afghanistan.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to serve as the director of the Pat Tillman Veterans Center. ASU has made a tremendous commitment to supporting our veterans and providing incredible opportunities for them and for their families,” Borden said.

With the establishment of these and many other programs, military enrollment has risen to 1,778 students in spring 2011 – an 86 percent increase in just two years.

G.I. Jobs magazine recently named ASU a “military friendly” school for the third consecutive year. ASU also was named one of the top 30 universities in 2010 for veterans by Military Times Edge magazine.

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