Cliff Conner has been with the University of Colorado Boulder since 2009. He began in the Office of Admissions, and was there about three years. He then worked in the Office of Financial Aid for just a short period, before moving to the Veteran and Military Affairs Office. As a veteran himself, the opportunity to continue building and growing this recently formed office, while helping fellow veterans was too good to pass up. Cliff became the veteran education benefits program manager in March of 2013, and is the primary School Certifying Official (SCO). The office of Veteran and Military Affairs, has grown from two full time employees to seven full time employees, and has moved from converted space of roughly 680 square feet, to a purpose built space of roughly 3000 square feet, with a dedicated veteran lounge.