WASHINGTON, DC - The board of directors of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has voted to extend NASFAA President Justin Draeger's contract for two additional years, through June 2015. The announcement was made by the 2012-13 NASFAA National Chair, Ron Day, Director of Financial Aid for Georgia’s Kennesaw State University.
In commenting on the contract extension, Day said, "This renewal is a clear demonstration of the strong support our elected Board of Directors has for Justin’s leadership and the good work he has done over the past several years. Since Justin has taken the helm, NASFAA has posted its highest membership numbers in more than a decade and introduced several new member benefits, including NASFAA University credentialed training, a new AskRegs Knowledgebase, a national training initiative with state and regional associations, a revamped website, and much more, all without a single membership dues increase. He has also forged lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with policymakers and other higher education advocates during his tenure as president. Never one to rest on his laurels, we look forward to even more achievements in the years to come under Justin’s leadership.”
Draeger was named NASFAA president in July 2010 after a national search. He serves as the primary voice of NASFAA and as the liaison between the association and members, education community partners, the Congress, the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, other government agencies, and the media. Draeger began his career in student aid working as a financial aid director at the Douglas J. Aveda Institute in East Lansing, Michigan and went on to work for the Michigan Guaranty Agency as a lead regulatory analyst before joining the communications and public policy departments of NASFAA starting in 2006. Draeger sits on multiple collegiate and nonprofit boards that promote health and education. He earned his B.S. in Resource Management from Brigham Young University and an MBA (Finance) from Baker College.
Publication Date: 1/16/2013