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Kristi Jovell, 2017-2018 EASFAA PresidentEASFAA Friends & Colleagues,

I am truly honored to serve as EASFAA President for 2018-19 and look forward to an exciting year ahead! Like my predecessor and good friend, Past President Kristi Jovell, I am focused on continuing to advance three important goals of the association: enhance the excellent training and professional development opportunities that have highlighted our most recent membership year, expand volunteer opportunities, and increase collaboration with our states and members.

I personally invite each of you to get involved and volunteer. There are so many reasons to get involved: personal growth and networking, learning something new, challenging yourself, taking your state volunteer efforts to the regional level, or simply making new financial aid friends! Complete the EASFAA Volunteer Form on our website and let us know what interests you and how you would like to get involved.

EASFAA’s vision is to aspire to be the leader in the development of empowered financial aid professionals. Our mission is to promote and support the advancement of our members in higher education utilizing training, advocacy and leadership development opportunities. In other words, our priority is you – the membership!

Watch for a multitude of training opportunities through our EASFAA Leads webinars, Tuesdays @ 2 webinars, NASFAA credential opportunities, and annual training topic. In addition, the annual conference will be May 5-8, 2019 in Portland, Maine at the Westin Portland Harborview.

Please take a moment to review the list of this year's Council and committee members. These colleagues are giving their time and energy to support EASFAA, our profession, and the students we serve. I am very grateful to work with each of them.

Thank you for the honor to serve as EASFAA President. The most valuable and enjoyable part of my 26+ year career in financial aid has been my volunteer involvement, first in NYSFAAA, now in EASFAA and all of the friends I have made along my journey. I believe in our profession and what we do and the students we serve. I believe in the importance of being able to gather with colleagues – and friends - to discuss, commiserate, plan and vision. I believe in EASFAA and look forward to working with all of you!

Sam Veeder
EASFAA President
University of Rochester

Nominations and Elections
Nominate yourself or your colleagues for an EASFAA Officer position.
Officers of EASFAA are elected each year by the membership, as required in the By-Laws of the Association.  This year, the positions to be filled are President-Elect and Treasurer.  The deadline for nominations is November 30, 2018.   

Submit Your Nomination

The President-Elect serves as three-year term:  one year each as President-Elect, President and Past President.  The President-Elect will take office beginning in May 2019 during the annual conference.  The duties and responsibilities of this office can be found in the EASFAA Officer’s Manual.

The Treasurer serves a three-year term:  two years as Treasurer and one year as Past Treasurer.  The Treasurer will take office beginning in May 2019 during the annual conference.  The duties and responsibilities of this office can be found in the EASFAA Officer’s Manual.  

Balloting will take place via direct email to voting members in January 2019.  Winners will be announced by February and take office at the annual conference in May 2019. 

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53rd Annual EASFAA Conference
May 5-8, 2019

The Westin Portand Harborview, Portland, ME

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12.7.18 2019 EASFAA Conference Mini-Site Now Online!
11.28.18 November 27 - Trends in College Pricing 2018 and Trends in Student Aid 2018 Webinar Recording and Handout available
11.1.18 October 30 - Government Relations 101 Webinar Recording and Handout available
10.24.18 October 23 - Navigating Distance Education Compliance Issues Webinar Recording and Handout available now
10.23.18 October 16 - Becoming a Leader While Managing an Office Webinar Recording and Handout available now
10.12.18 October 9 - Tax Code Reform: Part 2 - Advanced Topics Webinar Recording and Handout available now
10.2.18 October 2 - Tax Code Reform: Part 1 - A Basic Overview Webinar Recording and Handout available now
updated 12.7.18   

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