NASFAA Movers & Shakers

NASFAA members are always moving ahead, whether enhancing their skills in their current roles, accepting promotions or job changes, or discovering new pathways as retirees. Below are a few colleagues who made changes in their professional lives in 2019-20.

Have you changed jobs recently? Are you newly retired? Have you won an award, or started a new initiative on campus? Let NASFAA and your colleagues know about your career developments in 2019-20 by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form. We'll review your submission and then post you update below for all to see.

"Movers and Shakers" form

Awards, Recognitions, & Other

  • July 11, 2019 - Terri LeGrand, associate director of systems and compliance at Wake Forest University, was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The State Education Assistance Authority provides a number of services to the state of North Carolina, including administering inter-institutional programs of student financial assistance created to help North Carolinians meet the cost of higher education, promoting access to financial aid opportunities through outreach activities with school counselors and financial aid administrators, and assisting state government officials, the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Community College System, and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities in various matters pertaining to financial aid.

Job Changes & Promotions

  • *NEW* September 9, 2019 - Chuck Knepfle, formerly the associate vice president for enrollment management at Clemson University, is now the vice president for enrollment management at Portland State University.
  • September 9, 2019 - Pamela Fowler, formerly the executive director of financial aid at University of Michigan will be the executive director at Missouri College Access Network. 
  • *NEW* September 5, 2019 - Amanda Esposito was promoted from administrative assistant to assistant director at George Washington University.
  • August 1, 2019 - Nishia Ikezoe Heard was promoted from process improvement coordinator to interim director of financial aid at Moraine Valley Community College.
  • August 1, 2019 - Joseph Donlay was promoted from interim director to director of financial aid at Colorado State University.
  • July 22, 2019 - Tarik Boyd, formerly the associate director of financial aid at Norfolk State University, is now the director of financial aid at Morehouse College. 
  • July 22, 2019 - Carrie Short, currently the associate director of verification and packaging at the University of Akron, will be the director of financial services at Lorain County Community College.
  • July 16, 2019 - Matthew Dallaire, formerly the associate director of student accounts, credit, and collections at Southern New Hampshire University, is now the director of student financial services at Plymouth State University.
  • July 1, 2019 - Chantel McMahon, formerly the assistant director of financial aid operations at Western Washington University, is now the executive director of student financial resources at Bellingham Technical College. In 2017, Chantel one of only six recipients selected to receive a Dallas Martin 50th Anniversary NASFAA Scholarship, a one-time, need-based scholarship, funded by donations from NASFAA Past Presidents and National Chairs. She earned her master's of education in adult and higher education from Western Washington University.


  • August 31, 2019 – After more than 35 years as director, David Krause has retired from St. Mary’s University and looks forward to his new roles as Santa Claus and grandpa at the North Pole of South Texas.
  • July 1, 2019 - Dr. Robert Parisi, dean of student services at Allan Hancock College, retired after 36 years professional years in financial aid. He started as a financial aid student intern at California State University–Sacramento and was actively involved with many California financial aid associations and the NASFAA Research Committee.

"Movers and Shakers" form  |  2018-19 Movers & Shakers

Publication Date: 9/19/2019

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