About Us

On October 30, 2009, Youngstown State University officially dedicated "Armed Forces Boulevard," a section of street running from Fifth Avenue to the YSU Veterans Plaza, as a permanent tribute to our men and women in uniform.

It is this dedication throughout the entire campus that is especially felt in the Office of Veterans Affairs at YSU.

The Office of Veterans Affairs was established January 2009 in the Division of Student Affairs and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs. We work to assist YSU students who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States of America in attaining their educational goals, and we are continually improving and working toward being a "one-stop" office for all YSU student veterans.


The Student Veterans Resource Center helps military veterans and service members transition into college and succeed as university students. It is yet another step in YSU's continued commitment to serve veteran and military students.

Please take some time to learn more about our office. If you wish to find directions to the Office of Veterans Affairs, please visit see the directions page. To speak to one of us directly so that we can help to answer your questions, please refer to the side bar on the right of this page for contact and staff information.

Meet our Staff

The Office of Veterans Affairs at Youngstown State University is located in the Veterans Resource Center at 633 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502. Please contact any one of our office staff with your questions, comments, or concerns.

Patrick "Rick" Williams

Patrick "Rick" Williams

Veterans Affairs Coordinator
"I'm a retired US Army Major with 26 proud years of service.
(330) 941-2506






VA Work Study Students

Paul Arthur- YSU AFSA President

Raelynn Burns- YSU AFSA Treasurer

Christine Allen

Delmas Stubbs

Steven Prestridge

Stefanie Tigner

Ricco Oliver