NASFAA Leadership & Legislative Conference Update

RMASFAA represented well at the 2012 NASFAA Leadership and Legislative Conference

 NASFAA recently held a three-day event to provide future leaders an opportunity to plan for their year in office.  Topics covered during the event included Governance, Regional and State Exchange of Ideas, Contracts, Transparency, Long Range Planning and Legislative Affairs.  Fiscal responsibility and Communication were also topics of discussion for attendees.  The first ever Legislative Forum included a keynote address by Representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) discussing the importance of federal student aid funding.  The Legislative Forum also included topics on Consumer Disclosure, The Outlook for Student Aid Funding and state financial aid funding issues.  The Leadership Conference concluded on Tuesday with attendees visiting with their respective Congressional delegates discussing federal student aid funding issues.  The RMASFAA member attendees are as follows:

 Stephanie Convington, University of Kansas, KS
Carolee Goldsmith, Front Range Community College, CO
Marty Habrock, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE
Jeff Jacobs, Bismarck State College, ND
David Martin, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, SD
Becky McAllister, Eastern Wyoming College, WY
Tom Ochsner, Nebraska Wesleyan University, NE
Sandy Prudhomme, North Dakota State University, ND
Cindy Small, Montana State University – Northern, MT
Deanna Unger, Leadership Conference Committee  – NE
Mary Anne Whitman, Presentation College, SD

Jeff Jacobs
RMASFAA President Elect

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