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Paul Morgan

Paul Morgan, Director, Veterans Support Center

An alumnus of the U, Paul is the son of a Sailor, brother to two Marines, and father of a Marine. He retired from the Marine Corps after serving more than 20 years in the enlisted and officer ranks. As a “CommO,” he served in multiple Communications and Information Systems billets, as well as other assignments such as Aide de Camp, Recruiting Operations Officer, Commanding Officer, and Leadership Instructor at the Marine Corps University. After retiring, he worked as a defense contractor, middle school Algebra teacher, and senior administrator at a small private university. Paul earned a BS in Psychology from the U and an MEd from the University of Virginia.  Paul is married with three children and three big dogs.


Jennifer Brown, Executive Secretary

Jennifer is a Utah native and Army Aviation Veteran.  After honorably serving in the 10th Mountain Combat Aviation Brigade, she returned to the Salt Lake Valley to give back to Veterans, Service Members, and their families on the homefront.  Having worked for years to help her fellow soldiers to integrate into new units and climates while reaching for success and excellence, working at the Veterans Support Center is about the closest thing to a dream job she could ever have.  Also married to a Veteran, Jennifer’s favorite pastime is being a general and all-around nerd while juggling three kids and cooking up a culinary storm in the kitchen.

Alan Heal

Alan Heal, VA Benefits Counselor

Alan is a Utah native. He has a BS in Psychology from BYU and MA from the University of Northern Colorado in Rehabilitation Counseling.  He is also a licensed rehabilitation counselor.  Alan is married and four children.  His father was a Veteran of the US Army in WWII and he has a son currently serving in the US Navy.    He comes to us as part of the Vets Success on Campus program sponsored by VA.  He is available to provide guidance and support to student Veterans using VA educational benefits. 

Aaron Ahern

Aaron Ahern, VA Health Counselor

Aaron was born in northern California. Although his family moved quite a bit during his early years, in part due to his father’s service in the Navy, he grew up primarily in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He attended Brigham Young University as an undergraduate majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish. He speaks Spanish fluently and has had the opportunity to live in two Spanish speaking countries. He later completed his master’s and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology at Utah State University. He has experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings including the VA hospital. He is excited to begin serving Veterans at the University of Utah. He enjoys exercise, playing soccer and basketball, both listening to and playing music, and reading.


Last Updated: 6/27/17