Membership Update: Adding an Institutional Membership Option
Wed, Jun 20, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
At the Annual Business Meeting during the EASFAA Conference in New York on May 8, 2018 EASFAA Council announced its decision to implement the option of either an individual or an institutional membership. Join EASFAA President, Sam Veeder, for this webinar which will review the implementation and details of this initiative.
Beginning with the 2019-20 membership year, including registration for the 2019 conference in Portland, Maine, EASFAA will offer the option of either an individual or institutional membership. Similar to the NASFAA approach, one point of contact at the institution will be responsible for maintaining a roster of staff under the institutional membership enrollment. However, unlike NASFAA, all eligible EAFAA members will maintain their individual voting rights even under institutional membership.
To implement this change will require an amendment to the By-laws that is passed by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership. Per the By-laws, the amendment was proposed in writing to the Secretary of the Regional Council and distributed to the membership via email on May 25, 2018. The membership has 30 days to review the proposed change and then an electronic ballot will be sent allowing you to vote on the proposal.
Associate Dean of College Enrollment/Director of Financial Aid, University of Rochester
President, EASFAA 2018-19
Sam is the Associate Dean of College Enrollment and Director of Financial Aid at University of Rochester, a private institution and top-tier research university with total enrollment over 6,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,700 graduate students and total administered financial aid of over $260 million. Sam has over 26 years of experience in the financial aid profession, previously serving as director of financial aid at Syracuse University, Nazareth College, Hobart & William Smith Colleges and Keuka College and as a senior consultant at Scannell & Kurz, Inc. Over the years, she has been active in state, regional, and national professional organizations. She has served as Treasurer of both NYSFAAA and EASFAA, and is currently serving as President of EASFAA and Chair-Elect of the College Board CSS/Financial Aid Assembly Council. Sam is the recipient of the NYSFAAA Citation of Appreciation, NYSFAAA Sister Bernadine Hayes and Rusty Hopkins Service Award, the NYSFAAA Region III Service Award, and the EASFAA Leadership Award. Sam is a frequent presenter at financial aid nights, workshops and conferences particularly on technology, financial aid, and enrollment management topics. Sam is a graduate of Ithaca College with a B.S. in Health Services Administration and Nazareth College with a M.S. in Management.
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