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Derek Abbey

Derek Abbey

2019 Class
Stand-To Veteran Leadership Program

Derek Abbey serves as Director of the Military and Veterans Program at San Diego State University.

Through his participation in Stand-To, Derek is creating SDSU’s Military Education and Research Institute. Among the most important services this institute will provide will be off-base and accessible student-focused services for active duty, veterans, and the military-connect population. The intention is to arm these students with information to make informed decisions that allow them to attain their educational goals at the highest quality institutions, efficiently, while using their benefits in the best way possible.