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Resources for student veterans, servicemembers, and their families at KU Medical Center

Welcome military-affiliated students!

We are happy to provide services for new and continuing KUMC students who would like to use their VA educational benefits, update their residency status, or get involved with military and veterans' affairs on campus!


Meet Your SCO!

John Hanysz KUMC SCO

John Hanysz is a Coordinator in the Registrar's Office and your School Certifying Official!

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, John joined the United States Marine Corps in 1977 and attended boot camp in sunny San Diego, California. He graduated from basic training with honors and was accepted to Embassy School Duty in Washington, D.C. John was 0341 Mortarman, 0101 Admin Clerk Primary and secondary MOS (Military Occupational Specialty). John served in the United States on the West Coast MCRD, Washington D.C. Marine Corps Headquarters, and at Camp Lejeune, N.C. John uses his military experience to build relationships with KUMC's military and veteran students and enjoys establishing connections with the students and staff he serves.

John joined KUMC in October 2017 with 25 years of experience in higher education and student services. In his free time John enjoys working on automobiles and donates his talents repairing cars for those who cannot afford to do so otherwise. He also loves reading about history (particularly Roman) and has a fascination with the past. John enjoys fixing things around his home and has a never-ending list of projects. John lives in Overland Park with his wife Sherri and his dogs, Bristol and Adaline.

What can we assist you with today?

Additional questions? Contact us at (913) 588-7055 or!

Check out the VA's newest resource, Make the Connection, for interactive resources for Veterans and their families.

Last modified: Jan 08, 2021