Colleen Anderson is the School Certifying Official (SCO) for Murray State University.
As the SCO, she submits enrollment certification to the Department of Veteran Affairs
for all students using Veteran Affairs benefits. These benefits include: Chapter 33
(Post 9/11 GI Bill), Chapter 30 (Active Duty GI Bill), MGIB Selected Reserve (1606),
Chapter 35 (Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program) and Fry Scholarship.
Ms. Anderson received her B.S. in Physical Education (1986) and her M.S. in Human
Development & Leadership (2017), both from Murray State University. Colleen is originally
from Ridgway, Illinois and enjoys reading, playing games, watching movies, and working
outside. She is a widow with three children and three grandchildren. She was a Camp
Director for 23 years before coming to Murray State University in 2009. Every October,
she becomes someone different when she portrays different characters at Talon Falls
Scream Park! Her favorite thing about the VMSS is the people and assisting with benefits
and education! For the past 13 years, she has worked at MSU in the Educational Studies,
Leadership, and Counseling Department as an Administrative Assistant I, Career Services
Department as an Administrative Assistance II, and now Veteran & Military Student
Success. She enjoys donating her time giving back to the Murray community in various
ways, attending church events, travel and very proud to be a Racer!