DETC 84th Annual Conference
April 11-13, 2010
The L'Auberge Del Mar * Del Mar, CA
The New G.I. Bill and Distance Education
Ms. Carolyn Baker,
Chief, DoD Continuing Education Programs, OUSD (P&R) Military Community and Family Policy
Ms. Andrea Baridon,
Associate Director, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuesday, April 13th *
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. * Platinum Ballroom
Would you like to make your institution more military-friendly? Are you unsure of how your institution can comply with the ins and outs of the new G.I. Bill?
Look no further! This Q&A session is your chance to connect with military experts and learn about the special circumstances of active-duty and recently-returned military students, and provide information on how your institution can particiate in and benefit from programs established under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill.
Ms. Carolyn Baker’s first job in the government was a clerk with Military Welfare and Recreation, Sports Division in Kaiserslautern, Germany. After working as a guidance counselor for several years, was placed with the Education Division and worked on the development and implementation of policies and programs for the Army Continuing Education System (ACES). She then went on to become the MACOM Director of Education for the Army Material Command (AMC) where she formulated and developed military and civilian policy, program implementation procedures, and guidance for education and training. In addition, she was responsible for the education programs and the operational oversight of 12 AMC Army installation Education Centers. Currently, she works in the Educational Opportunities Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness as the Chief of DoD Continuing Education Programs.
Ms. Andrea Baridon joined the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges staff in 1979 and has served as the Associate Director since 2005. She is responsible for managing the administrative and fiscal operations of SOC within a contract with the Department of Defense. Prior to joining SOC, Andie worked at the School of Justice, American University in Washington DC, for a decade, where she managed the Law Enforcement Education Program funded by the Department of Justice, a program to assist law enforcement officers seeking college degrees. Andie’s degree is in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, DC.
Department of Defense Voluntary Education