The Office of Veterans Services is located in Mandeville Hall, Room 206D.

Meet Our Staff

Hank Gillen

Hank Gillen is an Army veteran, teacher, and entrepreneur. During his fourteen years’ active Army service in the United States and Europe, he served in a variety of leadership and operations positions. He taught Russian at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and led the international student division ofHank Gillen the Army’s Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Following his military service, he co-founded ATI International, Inc., a business development firm targeting emerging markets in Eurasia. He spent ten years in project management with frequent travel to the oilfields of Siberia and guided clients through tasks from winning contracts to joint venture sustainment. During this time, he also served as an adjunct instructor of business courses. More recently, he has been focused on community non-profit leadership, serving in multiple roles with scouting, sports, and economic empowerment, and has been active in the Philadelphia area veteran community.

Hank is a 1978 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds a Master of Arts degree in Slavic Studies from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Long Island University. He speaks German and Russian. His academic interests include international relations and the technical and psychological aspects of personal investing.

As Director of Veterans Services, Hank coordinates campus-wide programs for veterans and service members, spouses, dependents, and survivors. The office has also designed two entrepreneurship programs for veterans who want to start their own business. He’s committed to telling the story of veterans’ success at SJU.

Hank can be reached at 610-660-3263, or Hank.Gillen@sju.edu.

Kevin Gelzhiser

Kevin is a resident of Broomall, PA.  He received his BA from Eastern University in 2001; an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002; a MLITT from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in 2006; and his PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the University of Geneva in Switzerland in 2016.Kevin Gelzhiser Photo

Kevin has worked for the American Friends Service Committee in Philadelphia; the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland; the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in Michigan; and the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta – Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneve, Switzerland.  He is the recipient of the following recognitions: Shelby and Kathryn Davis Scholarship to the Graduate Institute, Geneva; Wilbur Fellowship at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in Michigan;  and Graduated with the highest distinction for his master’s thesis at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kevin is a member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard – First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, serving as an E-4 since 2012.He has also acted in several community service projects: First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry Museum Trust Committee; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Broomall where he has trained high school volunteers of the National Honor Society; and the Order of St. John (Baliwick of Brandenberg) in Washington, D.C. providing services to Wounded Warriors and their families.

Kevin can be reached at 610-660-3329 or kgelzhis@sju.edu.