Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Davis, E. James

Date of Degree


Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access


Community College Leadership

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


College of Education


The purpose of this study was to conduct an analysis on ex post facto data of the federal grant supported Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) administered at Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina. Pre-existing data on variables such as performance goals, training activities, support services, and demographics from program years 2006-2008 were used as data sources for the study. A descriptive statistics method of program analysis was employed and results were used to determine if performance outcomes met initial performance goals. The results from the study revealed that in order to successfully reintegrate into the workforce, HVRP participants required basic employability and entry-level technical skills training, and access to support systems that would allow them to meet the needs of their families while they concentrated on gaining new competencies.