About Military & Veterans Affairs
"Military & Veterans Affairs is responsible for all military student recruiting, retention, and community efforts within the university. Our goal is to create a military-supportive environment where our student servicemembers, veterans, and family members can achieve their academic, transitional, and spiritual goals."
Bob HabibDirector of Graduate and Military Admissions
Bob Habib is the Director of Graduate and Military Admissions for Regent University. He served 21 years in the U.S. Army, spending 10 years of his career as an Educational Department Chair for the Armed Forces School of Music, which is a multi-service, adult education training institution. While there, he taught and mentored over 2,000 service members (ranging from junior enlisted through senior officer), while also developing new curriculum for numerous resident and non-resident courses. He also spent many years developing strategic partnerships with secondary and other post-secondary educational institutions. As an educational manager, he worked with several service schools' registrars developing and implementing complex student schedules and professional development plans. Being a life-long learner and professional educator, he also served as a public school teacher for Virginia Beach, and has served the DOD as an instructional designer for mid and senior level leadership courses. Bob is not only a Regent alumnus (M.Ed.), he is a current Doctor of Strategic Leadership student. He is passionate about assisting others (especially our military and veterans community) with achieving their personal, academic, and professional goals.
Jose Roman is the Assistant Director to the Regent University Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, a Mission Continues Fellow and retired service member with 22 years in the United States Navy. Early in his career he served onboard the USS Saipan LHA-2 (1991-1995) with a deployment to the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea in support of Operation Provide Promise and later as a Seabee, after the attacks on 9/11, supporting various commands in the Naval Special Warfare community around the world from 1996 to 2013. He has previous deployments in support of OEF-CCA in South and Central America, to Iraq (2006-07) with Special Boat Team-22 and in 2011 to Afghanistan with Special Operation Task Force South East. For his service he received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat "V" device, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.
In 2013 he finished his Bachelor of Science degree at Old Dominion University, in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Management and Communications. Jose helped establish the university military career transition program and the Military Connection Center on campus. He helped grow the Student Veterans of America chapter to over 300+ student and faculty members. He also helped launch the 1st state-wide Student Veterans of Virginia conference and as a fellow with the Mission Continues he worked with Habitat for Humanity developing Habitat for Heroes a program to support affordable housing options for active military and veterans in the Hampton Roads community. Jose has been a strong veteran's advocate and is passionate about supporting veterans and military families through the transition to civilian life.
Mary ScottMilitary & Veterans Affairs Enrollment Counselor
Before coming to Regent University, Mary Scott served four years of active duty in the United States Navy and is currently serving in the United States Navy Reserve as a Surface Warfare Officer. She is a recipient of a Navy ROTC four year scholarship, through which she obtained her commission as a Naval Officer at Tulane University. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, as well as a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Training. During her active duty service, she deployed to the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific on a Counter Narcotics Deployment in 2006 and to the Mediterranean on a Standing NATO Maritime Group-2 (SNMG-2) deployment in 2008. She has received 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, while serving on board the USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) and the USS Gonzalez (DDG-66). Her Reserve commands include Navy Reserve Unit United States Joint Forces Command and the Navy Reserve Unit NATO Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence.
Tameka LyonsVeterans Affairs Certifying Official
Tameka Lyons serves as the VA Certifying Official for Regent University. Located in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, she is able to assist students with all Military Benefits, including Tuition Assistance.
Tameka is currently pursuing her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Homeland and International Security. Tameka retired from the Army in December 2013 after serving as a Geospatial Engineer. Being born into a military family, Tameka has always had close ties to the military and is aware of the unique needs that military families have. She also has personal experience using Tuition Assistance as well as VA Education Benefits. Tameka hopes to be able to use her past experience and knowledge to assist and relate to our military and veteran students.
Jessica ReidMilitary Benefits Manager
Jessica Reid serves as the Military Benefits Manager for Regent University. Also located in the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, she is able to assist students with all military financial benefits and military academic reporting.
Jessica graduated from Regent's College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, and she is happy to relate to you about her Regent online undergraduate experience. She is passionate about helping service members and their families both on and off the job. Her sister is a military wife and her brother-in-law is a submariner stationed in Norfolk. Jessica and her husband TJ have served as pastors in several churches throughout the country. She hopes to use her ministry and psychology background to continue to serve the unique needs of military marriages and families.