Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for Secretary

 Wayne Kruger

Statement of Candidacy

It is with great enthusiasm that I submit my name as a candidate for Secretary of the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.  Having served as the SASFAA Secretary for the past two years, I have found the position extremely rewarding and wish to continue the work of keeping the records of the association in order.  Before serving as SASFAA Secretary, I served the Florida association in numerous positions over a six years period and representing Florida on the SASFAA board when I was the state president.  During this service, I have seen firsthand how strong professional organizations can improve the lives of our students as well as Financial Aid professionals.   In these difficult times it’s important to build a true camaraderie and mutual respect amongst Financial Aid Professionals so that we may learn and collaborate with each other to ensure that our region remains a model of excellence for the nation.  If re-elected I pledge to continue the strong work done by my predecessors and continue their positive and collaborative approach to training, outreach, and professionalism.


Professional Involvement:

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators 
         2013-2014 Electronic Initiatives Committee
         2013-2014 Negotiated Rulemaking Taskforce
         2014-2015 Management Benchmarking, Taskforce
         2014-2015 Conference Mentor Taskforce

Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
       2013-2014 Executive Board Voting Member as state president
       2014-2016 Nominations and Elections committee
       2013-2015 SASFAA Mentor
       2016-2018 SASFAA Secretary

Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
       2012-2016 President (Elect, Standing, Previous Past)
       2012-2016 Fiscal Concerns Committee (chair 2014-2016)
       2012-2013 Scholarship Committee
       2010-2012 Region IV Representative
       2011-2014 Conference Committee
       2013-2014 Electronic Services Committee Chair

Presentation and Training Experience
       FASFAA Annual Conference
       FABSAA Annual Conference
       NASFAA Decentralized Training
       NASFA Annual Conference
       HEUG Alliance Conference
       NCHELP Knowledge Symposium      
       FASFAA Region Workshops
       FASFAA New Aid Officer Workshop
       College Board Regional Forum
       NACAC College Fair
       NTC4M Annual Training   
       Florida College Access & Success Summit

Work Experience:

Executive Director Financial Assistance Operations, St. Petersburg College 2010-present
College-Wide Assistant Director, St. Petersburg College 2008-2010
Financial Assistance Counselor, St. Petersburg College 2007-2008
Coordinator State Grants, University of South Florida 2005-2007
Financial Aid counselor, University of South Florida 2003-2005
Program Assistant, University of South Florida 2002-2003


M.Ed Education: College Student Affairs, University of South Florida 2002
B.S. Biology: Sacred Heart University 2000

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