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Meet the Leaders of Our Veteran Center

Leadership that understands because they've been there.

Only a veteran can understand the issues, challenges, and experiences of other veterans. Which is why we’re proud to have Martin Dinan as our Director of Veteran Enrollment along with our new Assistant Director Nick Lanier, both combat veterans of the U.S. Army. In addition to helping veterans when they come to Saint Rose as students, our Veteran Enrollment staff helps prospective students through the admissions process, advocating for them when necessary.

Marty Dinan COL, USA (Ret)

Director of Veteran Recruitment & Enrollment

“Veterans bring a strong sense of teamwork and a strong sense of something bigger than themselves. They learn that there’s just something bigger out there – whether it’s the country, whether it’s pride of having served.”

Marty Dinan COL, USA (Ret)

Director of Veteran Recruitment & Enrollment

Not only does Marty love the veterans who come to Saint Rose as part of their shift into civilian life, he understands them. He’s a veteran of three wars, deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1991 with later deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was promoted to Colonel in the New York Army National Guard in 2013. He spent 19 years as a police officer, all while serving as a commissioned officer in various command and staff positions. He’s served in the active Army, the Reserves and the National Guard.

Nick Lanier SSG, USA (Ret)

Assistant Director of Veteran Recruitment & Enrollment

"I often joke that my military experience is coded into my genetic makeup. Although there’s some truth to that, my military experience is only part of me. Not the whole me."

Nick Lanier SSG, USA (Ret)

Assistant Director of Veteran Recruitment & Enrollment

Nick is a combat veteran of the U.S Army who was deployed to the Korean DMZ and Iraq, retiring as a noncommissioned officer in 2012 after 13 years of military service. A former US history and social-studies teacher he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations and history, at Saint Leo University, graduating magna cum laude, in 2015.

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