ATLANTA—Georgia State University has been recognized for its employment and support of military veterans and others in the military-connected community.
The university was the only higher education institution to earn the designation of 2021 VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer, as part of the inaugural VETS Indexes Employer Awards.
The designation recognizes an organization’s commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing and supporting military veteran employees and others in the military-connected community.
“Georgia State University has established itself as one of the nation’s top veteran employers, with its status as a VETS Indexes 4 Star Employer,” said George Altman, managing director of VETS Indexes. “Their commitment to not just hiring veterans, but then helping them to develop into integral and high-ranking employees, is outstanding and deserves recognition.”
The awards are based on VETS Indexes’ 65-question survey, which evaluates employers based on five veteran-related categories:
- job candidate recruiting and hiring
- employee development and retention
- inclusive company policies and culture
- support for members of the National Guard and Reserves
- military spouse/family support
More than 300 organizations participated in the 2021 awards program.
“Georgia State’s recognition by VETS Index as a top employer of veterans is not only a great honor, but also reinforces and aligns with the goals and vision of the university to be a national leader in the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Mark Eister, director of Georgia State’s Military Outreach program. “Georgia State supports its veteran staff and faculty with groups such as GSUVETS and opportunities for military and veteran networking, camaraderie, career development and an increased awareness of veterans’ trends and issues,” he said.
See the award selection methodology here.
Photo: Mark Eister, director of Georgia State’s Military Outreach program, at a Clarkston Campus Veteran’s Day ceremony. Photo by Bill Roa