Here to support students who served
As the University of Iowa continues to support the mental health of everyone on campus, a new embedded counselor this fall is dedicated to serving those who served their country.
Chuck Xander, an Iowa native and combat veteran, began working this semester in a newly created position as embedded counselor focused on Veterans and military-connected students on campus. His office is in the Iowa Veteran Education, Transition, and Support (IVETS) office in Calvin Hall.
Xander graduated from Green Mountain-Garwin High School in Garwin, Iowa, before attending William Penn University to earn a degree in the human services field. He then enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard 234th Signal Battalion and was deployed to Iraq in 2003-04. He then received a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Northern Iowa and has more than 20 years of mental health counseling experience.