Military Services Support Center

Welcome U.S. Veterans, Spouses, and Dependents to the Central State University community!

As a veteran, you have given your all to our country. Now let Central State University (CSU), located in Wilberforce, Ohio, give you the assistance you need in achieving a four-year degree. The University has designed a comprehensive veterans’ educational support system to meet your every need to achieve your academic goals.  The Military Services Support Center (MSSC) at CSU-Dayton is the central hub for services.

Mission Statement

The mission of the MSSC at Central State University is to assist veterans in pursuing their educational, professional, or vocational objectives. The Office serves as a liaison between enrolled veterans and dependent students of veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The staff and volunteers at the MSSC are available to help you get answers to your questions.

Additional Services:

  • Referrals to area agencies and organizations
  • Meeting space for small groups (2-5 people)
  • One-on-one assistance
  • Safe place to gather and relax
  • Benefits resource library

The Military Services Support Center serves as a single point of contact for:

  • Admissions assistance/accommodations
  • Academic assistance
  • Benefits counseling
  • Financial Aid
  • Community Outreach
  • Career Services
  • Office for Academic Empowerment and Accessibility (formerly Disability Services)

Veterans Chapter Benefits:

  • Chapter 30 - Montgomery GI Bill (Active Duty)
  • Chapter 31 - Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
  • Chapter 33 - Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 35 - Survivors' & Dependents' Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 1606 - Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR)
  • Chapter 1607 - Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP)

Important Links


Director, CSU Military Liason
Dr. Karen Mathews
Central State University
P.O. Box 1004
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Director, CSU-Dayton
840 Germantown Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Workforce and Career Development
Ms. Lesa Taylor DeVond
Central State University-Dayton
840 Germantown Street
Dayton, OH 45402