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Deb Casey-Powell, Ph.D.

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Deb Casey-Powell, Ph.D. is Dean of Students and Retention at Green River Community College. She developed and currently advises the GRCC Veterans Council on her campus. This Council provides seamless wrap-around academic and support services to veterans and family members. Green River Community College offers an academic program called the Veterans Conservation Corps. The purpose of this academic program is to assist veterans by providing volunteer opportunities on projects that will help restore Washington's rivers, streams, lakes, marine waters and open lands. Dr. Casey-Powell is an advocate for veterans within the State of Washington and her focus has been on outreach to veterans, transition for new student-veterans arriving on campus, tying together campus and community veteran resources into a single hub, and assisting student veterans and families in transition to the workforce and other leadership endeavors. Deb is also the Chair for the Presidents Commission on Diversity and serves on the University of Washington AccessComputing: Building Capacity for Veterans with Disabilities Community of Practice.