Council on Postsecondary Education
Kentucky team to participate in White House convening on federal student aid

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  Sue Patrick
Cell: 502-330-6596

A Kentucky delegation led by Aaron Thompson, executive vice president for the Council on Postsecondary Education, will be among the invited participants at a White House convening tomorrow on federal student aid. As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, state teams from across the country will assemble at the White House Eisenhower Executive Office Building from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET to share best practices on eliminating barriers faced by low-income and first-generation students using federal student aid.

The convening will include remarks from members of the Obama Administration, panel discussions and breakout sessions focused on how states are using data provided by the federal government to track and promote completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) at the local and state levels.

Kentucky’s team includes Carl Rollins, executive director of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority; Dawn Offutt, director for program services for GEAR UP Kentucky; and Kim Millerd, director of strategic initiatives for GEAR UP Kentucky and facilitator of the Kentucky College & Career Connection Coalition.


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