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June, 2023

202301jun9:00 am2:30 pmFinancial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC) Meeting9:00 am - 2:30 pm Event Type:Financial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC)

Event Details



I. Welcome, Introductions and Overview of Meeting- Rachelè Garrett, Chair
II. Consideration of Approval of Minutes from the meeting held on Mar. 2, 2023- Rachelè Garrett, Chair
III. Update: Prior FAAC Business- DeChà Reid, Senior Director, THECB
IV. Update: External Relations- John Wyatt, Senior Director, THECB
V. Update: THECB Financial Aid Strategic Priority- Charles Contèro-Puls, Assistant Commissioner, THECB
VI. Update: TASFA Subcommittee: House Bill 3 (FAFSA/TASFA Graduation Requirement) and House Bill 2140 (On-line TASFA); – Bridgette Ingram, Subcommittee Chair, Claudette Jenks, Director and Leah Smalley, Assistant Director, THECB
VII. Update: Data Collection Subcommittee- Dede Gonzales, Subcommittee Chair
VIII. Update: Legislative Subcommittee- Arnold Trejo, Subcommittee Chair
IX. Update: Texas Association for State Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA)-Dede Gonzales, TASFAA President
X. Update: High School District- Lisa Schoenbrun, El Paso ISD; Shonna Norton, Wichita Falls ISD
XI. Update: Office of Student Financial Aid Programs- DeChà Reid, Senior Director, THECB
XII. Discussion Topic Recognition of members stepping down- Rachelè Garrett, Chair
A. This topic will discuss the FAAC members whose term ends.
XIII. Discussion Topic: Recommendation on Proposed Nominees for 2023 FAAC-DeChà Reid, Senior Director, THECB
A. This topic will discuss the proposed 2023 FAAC member recommendations.
XIV. Discussion Topic: State Priority Deadline- Charles Contèro-Puls, Assistant Commissioner, THECB
A. This topic will discuss the impact of the 2024-25 FAFSA not being available until December and to gather FAAC recommendation on whether an alternate financial aid application deadline is necessary for 2024-2025 academic year.
XV. Transition of Leadership- Rachelè Garrett, Chair
XVI. Feedback for Future Meetings- Melet Leafgreen, Chair
XVII. Adjournment- Melet Leafgreen, Chair

Meeting Materials

Meeting Handouts

Meeting Minutes



(Thursday) 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


This meeting will be held via a video conference pursuant to Tex. Gov’t Code 551.127, and open to the public. A link to the live broadcast and meeting materials will be available at


Gun Notice

Texas Penal Code Section 46.035(c) states: “A license holder commits an offense if the license holder intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed or carried in a shoulder or belt holster, in the room or rooms where a meeting of a governmental entity is held and if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code, and the entity provided notice as required by that chapter.” Thus, no person can carry a handgun and enter the room or rooms where a meeting of the THECB is held if the meeting is an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code.

Please Note that this governmental meeting is, in the opinion of counsel representing THECB, an open meeting subject to Chapter 551, Government Code and THECB is providing notice of this meeting as required by Chapter 551. In addition, please note that the written communication required by Texas Penal Code Sections 30.06 and 30.07, prohibiting both concealed and open carry of handguns by Government Code Chapter 411 licensees, will be posted at the entrances to this governmental meeting

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