Kimberly M. Mitchell
Kimberly M. Mitchell is the Senior Vice President for Military and Government Affairs at the National University System (NUS). She leads the innovative outreach efforts within the NUS for military, Veteran and military family educational degree and outreach programs. Prior to her position at National University System, Kim was the Senior Vice President for Military, Veteran and Government Affairs at National University. Kim is a nationally recognized leading vocal advocate for our Service members, Veterans, military families and Gold Star Families and frequently speaks at non-profit, community, and corporate conferences in communities across the country.
Kim graduated from the Naval Academy in 1996 and served in the United States Navy for 17 years as a Surface Warfare Officer serving onboard surface ships and at shore commands. Her last 2 years on active duty she worked for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as the Deputy Director of the Office of Warrior and Family Support. Kim has worked with hundreds of communities and has assisted thousands of organizations to find solutions to address the challenges of transition and reintegration for our Service members, Veterans and military families. After departing the Navy in 2012, she was the President and Co-Founder of Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services and July 2017, Kim moved to San Diego to be the first non-Vietnam Veteran and first woman selected to be President & CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego. In March 2020, she stepped down from her position at VVSD to lead National University’s educational efforts providing secondary education for our service members, veterans, and their families.
Kim currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF), Woody Williams Foundation, Infinite Hero Foundation, Kaplan Public Service Foundation, sits on the Advisory Committee for Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), and is appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans. Kim served for 2 years as a Trustee on the Board for the National University System. She is a 2019 George W. Bush Presidential Center Stand-To Veterans Leadership Program Scholar, holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy in Ocean Engineering and a master’s degree from The George Washington University in Organizational Management. In April 2021, Kim’s portrait and story were highlighted in President George W. Bush’s new book, Out of Many One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants.