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For Craig Slaughter, FAAC®, financial aid has been more than just an occupation — it's been a profession deeply committed to the continuation of learning. As the director of financial aid at Kenyon College, Slaughter is currently bracing for the business that hits financial aid offices in August — bills are due, invoices need processing, and the new semester is right on the horizon. But amid all the phone calls and processing requests, he’s taken some time to remind those in the profession of the value of embarking on and completing the Certified Financial Aid Administrator® Knowledge Exam.
Each year, NASFAA presents awards to deserving members of the financial aid profession and higher education community. Let's take a moment to congratulate the winners of the 2023 Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, which is one of the highest awards that NASFAA bestows and may be awarded either for significant contributions in the furtherance of NASFAA's goals over a sustained period of time, or for a single contribution of such momentous importance as to deserve the award. Congratulations to Roberta Johnson, executive director of the office of student financial aid at Iowa State University, and Brad Barnett, associate vice president for access and enrollment management/director of financial aid and scholarships at James Madison University and NASFAA’s 2022-23 National Chair. Take a look back at past recipients of the Allan W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, and see all of the 2023 award recipients.
Are you looking for resources on financial aid leadership? Or are you looking to take the next step in your career? NASFAA has two books available that can help. In "You’re the Director: A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid" (third edition), you’ll find guidance on leadership, budgeting, strategic planning, crisis management, and much more. "Financial Aid Leadership in Strategic Enrollment Management" will increase your command of key issues and expand how you think about SEM. Both books are available on the RedShelf e-reader platform. Get your copy today!