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Conferment Officer

Desiree Butts is the Executive Director for Military & VA Programs at National University. In this role, she oversees National University’s military and veteran outreach activities in the U.S. and overseas, pursues partnership opportunities with military and veteran affiliated organizations, and provides enrollment assistance to military and veteran students and their family members.

Prior to joining National University’s Military & VA Programs in 2010, Desiree served in numerous positions for Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps (HQMC) Lifelong Learning, assisting servicemembers and their families in their pursuit of higher education and drafting policy for the Marine Corps Voluntary Education program. With over 20 years of experience in military voluntary education, Desiree is very dedicated to serving those who serve. Her passion to connect Servicemembers and their families to educational and career opportunities stems from her early life as a military child. Desiree volunteered for the family support centers aboard Andersen AFB, Bolling AFB, and Andrews AFB helping with administrative tasks. It was through this volunteer work that she developed a strong sense of advocacy for our military families.

Desiree holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University and a Master of Business Administration from National University. She currently serves as the Awards Chairman for the Council of College and Military Educators and Vice President for the Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education.

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