Roman Ortega is Illinois’ ACT College and Career Champion

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Roman Ortega Jr. of Lewis University is Illinois’ ACT College and Career Champion

Published: April 1, 2019.

Roman Ortega Jr. of Lewis University was recently named the 2019 Illinois’ ACT College and Career Champion for his assistance to thousands of service members and their families as they attain higher education. The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are workforce professionals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness for all.

Ortega, executive director for International Affairs and director of Veteran Affairs & Recruitment, serves veterans well beyond his responsibilities at Lewis University. The Lewis University MBA alumnus chartered Student Veterans of America- Illinois, which supports 35,000 students in Illinois. As president and CEO of the non-profit organization, Ortega helped with the creation of Bridges to Employment initiative, which has assisted more than 1,200 participants to date.

Ortega also currently serves as a U.S. Army Battalion Commander of 300 soldiers in an Expeditionary Military Intelligence Battalion in Seattle, Washington. 

Lewis University is an innovative and forward-thinking Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.



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