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Thank you -- for explaining that -- mind that our military men and women protect our country every single day.
And one university is showing its support for those who served by being a leading provider of educational services to the military from most forty years.
Joining us out as the president of saint Leo university doctor Arthur Kirk junior -- good to be here.
So explain exactly what saint -- is it's not just one location it's all over the country on military bases an on line.
That that is correct we have a traditional campus just north of Tampa Florida.
But we're on fifteen military bases stretching from.
To San Diego to Key West and back to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.
And just about everywhere in between plus online so we can.
On deploy with.
Soldiers and sailors airmen and -- you Netscape to meet them when they're deployed yes at one at one point.
We had nearly a thousand students.
In Iraq and Afghanistan and the Middle East continuing to study.
While they were helping prosecute the war.
And you've been doing this for forty years which is impressive what got you into this line of work why did you decide this was your -- The university's mission was always about opportunity we were founded in 1889.
With the mission of opportunity and a core value of respect.
When we win.
To our first bases in 1973.
Was at the apex of the Vietnam War and those of us old enough to remember.
What it was like on university campuses with the military and the war.
That was an extraordinary.
Commitment but it goes to that mission of opportunity -- that value of respect.
Who can go to the schools.
That can anybody apply -- Yes any anyone we're on the military bases primarily for our active duty right on -- -- women.
But we have many of players spouses Japan news pop family members as well.
We also have some locations very near the bases to allow civilians who would find it on challenging to get on the base with this what's your election.
For the military -- is 239 dollars a credit 250 dollars -- credit on line which for private university is very very low.
But that's part of our mission commitment to both the military an opportunity and the Department of Defense covers up to 250 dollars per credit so therefore an active military member -- -- pay for books before the active military yes for we active military for their spouses.
For their dependents obviously -- -- And an approximately 30% of your student population is active duty military members that is a wonderful thing you're doing at saint Leo university -- occur.
-- -- had one more thing that well debts.
We actually have more veterans.
Than we have active duty military.
Bond and -- one as the largest providers of education to our veterans.
And we had 18% increase in the number of veterans enrolled this fall.
Well props because of your support of the -- duties absolutely I think -- a lot of takers today we have a website.
Saint Leo SA IN TL Leo.
Dot edu okay.
Doctor David good to meet you thanks for after back to Tampa.
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