Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for President Elect

 Nancy Tate


Statement of Candidacy

Thank you for the nomination for the office of SASFAA President-Elect. I am in my 29th year in the financial aid profession, and SASFAA has been instrumental in my professional growth. More importantly, through SASFAA, I have been introduced to colleagues who have helped guide me and have become life-long friends. I believe in the benefits SASFAA provides its members and will work to ensure we continue to provide superior training and professional development opportunities while maintaining our financial integrity. In addition to SASFAA, I have also been a member of SCASFAA and SCAVA for 29 years and have served in various leadership positions, including President of both Associations.

I have served the last 2 years as SASFAA’s Budget and Finance Chair and have seen the amazing individuals who have worked on SASFAA’s behalf. I would welcome the opportunity to lead this Association and to give back to an organization and its members that has given so much to me. Thank you for your consideration.


Professional Involvement:

Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA)

  • Budget and Finance Chair, 2017-2019
  • Membership Chair, 2014-2015
  • Treasurer, 2011-2013
  • Executive Board, 2005-2006; 2011-2013
  • Local Arrangements Chair, 2008-2009
  • Conference Committee, 2008-2009
  • Presenter and Moderator

South Carolina Association of Financial Aid Administrators (SCASFAA)

  • Financial Planning Chair, 2013-2017
  • Site Selection Chair, 2009-2010
  • Past President, 2006-2007
  • President, 2005-2006
  • President-Elect and Chair of Special Projects, 2004-2005
  • Vice-President and Chair of the Professional Development Committee, 2003-2004
  • Treasurer and Chair of the Budget Committee, 2001-2003
  • Budget Committee, 1999-2001
  • Nominations and Elections Committee, 1998-1999; 2001-2002
  • Counselors Relations Committee, 1990-1991
  • Program Committee, 1991-1992; 1999-2000
  • Professional Development Committee, 1995-1996; 2000-2001
  • Presenter and Moderator

South Carolina Association of Veterans Administrators (SCAVA)

  • President, 1998-1999
  • Vice-President, 1997-1998
  • Executive Board, 1991-1993; 1997-2000
  • Secretary, 1991-1993
  • Advisory Board, 1996-1997
  • Program Chair, 1997-1999
  • Newsletter Editor, 1996-1999

S.C. Student Loan Advisory Board, 2000-2003; 2005-2008

Financial Aid Peer Group Chair for the S.C. Technical College System, 2001-2002

Work Experience:

  • Director of Financial Services, Anderson University, 2016-Present
  • Director of FA Systems and Consulting, FA Solutions, 2015-2016
  • Director of Financial Planning, Converse College, 2014-2015
  • Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs, Spartanburg Community College, 1997-2014
  • Assistant Director of Financial Aid/Veteran Affairs Coordinator, Coastal Carolina University, 1994-1997
  • Financial Aid Officer, Alabama Southern Community College, 1993-1994
  • Business Associate for the Financial Aid Office, University of South Carolina Upstate, 1989-1993


     • M.B.A. – Winthrop University, 1997
     • B.S. Business Administration – Francis Marion University, 1986
     • S.C. Technical College System Leadership Academy, 2009


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