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december, 2022

202208dec9:00 am2:00 pmFinancial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC) Meeting9:00 am - 2:00 pm Event Type:Financial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC)

Event Details


  1. Welcome, Introductions and Overview of Meeting- Rachelè Garrett, Chair
  2. Consideration of Approval of Minutes from the meeting held on September 8, 2022- Rachelè Garrett
  3. Presentation: Work-Based Learning Overview-Vanessa Malo, Assistant Director, Workforce Education, THECB
  4. Presentation: State of Student Aid and Higher Education in Texas (SOSA) Jeff Webster, Director of Research and Carla Fletcher, Senior Research Analyst, Trellis
  5. Presentation: More FAFSA Completions, with better reporting – all for free-Charlie Maynard, General Manager, Going Merry
  6. Presentation: Top 10 Issues Impacting Financial Aid Offices-Karen McCarthy, Vice President of Public Policy, and Federal Regulations, NASFAA
  7. Update: Prior FAAC Business-DeChá Reid, Senior Director, SFAP, THECB
  8. Update: External Relations- John Wyatt, Senior Director, External Relations, THECB
  9. Update: THECB Financial Aid Strategic Priority- Charles Conterò-Puls, Assistant Commissioner, THECB
  10. Update: TASFA Subcommittee: House Bill 3 (FAFSA/TASFA Graduation Requirement) and House Bill 2140 (On-line TASFA); –Bridgette Ingram, Subcommittee Chair, Claudette Jenks, Director, Strategic Advising; and Leah Smalley, Assistant Director, THECB
  11. Data Collection Subcommittee- Dede Gonzales, Subcommittee Chair
  12. Legislative Subcommittee- Arnold Trejo, Subcommittee Chair
  13. Dede Gonzales, TASFAA President
  14. Update: High School District- Lisa Schoenbrun, El Paso ISD; Shonna Norton, Wichita Falls ISD
  15. Update: Office of Student Financial Aid Programs- DeChá Reid, Senior Director, THECB
  16. Discussion Topic: 2022 FAAC Annual Report – DeChà Reid, THECB
  17. Discussion Topic: NASFAA’s SAI Modeling-Rachelè Garrett, Chair
  18. Discussion Topic: 2023 FAAC Meeting Dates and Location, Rachelè Garrett, Chair
  19. Discussion Topic: Feedback for Future Meetings- Rachelè Garrett, Chair
  20. Adjournment- Rachelè Garrett, Chair

Meeting Materials


Video recording- coming soon


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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