NewSchool of Architecture & Design Has Been Certified as a "Military & Veteran Supportive Campus"

Press Release ( - Jan 20, 2016 - ​NewSchool of Architecture & Design is the “First Regionally Accredited School in the State of California” to go through this voluntary assessment and certification.

The Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET) today announced that NewSchool of Architecture & Design ( has been named the “First Regionally Accredited School in the State of California” to be certified and recognized as “Military & Veteran Supportive Campus” by ACMVET.

The accrediting/certifying commissioners certified NewSchool of Architecture & Design ( based on its solid academic curricula, military and veteran educational benefits, services, support (, community networking and outreach provided by its San Diego, California campus.

“The certification identifies academic institutions that have gone above and beyond to provide not only a quality education but additional services and support to the military and veteran communities,” said Mrs. Basham, Commissioner, Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training, ACMVET”.

“At NewSchool of Architecture & Design, we continually strive to enhance our industry-tailored educational offerings and benefits for veterans and active duty military,” said Marvin J. Malecha, NewSchool President and Chief Academic Officer. “This past fall we debuted a new Veterans’ Resource Center, which gives our students receiving military benefits access to information about services available in our local community, and also enables them to meet and interact with one another in a supportive space on campus. We continue to participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program and are proud to be designated as a Military-Friendly School and receive the Military & Veteran Supportive Campus recognition from ACMVET ( We are committed to ensuring that those who have served — and continue to serve our country — have access to quality education during and following their service.”

To receive certification as a “Military & Veteran Supportive Campus” educational institutions must undergo a voluntary vetting process and also meet a rigorous set of standards required by ACMVET. This includes certain training for staff/faculty, implementation of additional resources at the local campus, a campus site visit, as well as additional requirements prior to a school being considered and/or recommended for certification by ACMVET.

Each school must meet and maintain the requirements set forth by the ACMVET certification committee in order to maintain their annual certification.

About NewSchool of Architecture & Design:

Located in downtown San Diego, NewSchool prepares students for career success in design fields through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects. Programs of study include architecture, construction management, product design, media design, game development, and interior architecture & design. The school’s design environment provides inspiration for the school’s students and faculty, recognized for their work regionally and internationally. NewSchool is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission. NewSchool’s Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Executive Master of Architecture programs are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

NewSchool is a member of the Laureate International Universities ( network – a global network of more than 80 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries. Through this network, students at NewSchool are prepared to work in a global and diverse work environment through the school’s collaborations with sister institutions in the Laureate network, including award-winning schools such as Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information about Laureate International Universities, visit

About Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET):

ACMVET Commission on Higher Education is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership organization that is dedicated to quality assurance and improvement through certification via institution evaluation. The Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET) instills public confidence in institutional mission, goals, performance, and resources through its rigorous certification standards and their enforcement with higher education institutions providing educational services to members of the United States Armed Forces of America, to include guard, reservist, veterans, retirees and/or their families. Accrediting Council for Military & Veterans Education and Training (ACMVET) is independent from any other accrediting organization. ACMVET has established a certification process for higher education institutions. The Commission consists of faculty and administrators from member institutions to include military installations education office, as well as members of the general public. It is served by a volunteer staff of 6 individuals led by the Chairman.

For more information about ACMVET, visit

For further consideration on this voluntary certification process for your school, an institution’s Vice President and/or President may contact us at



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