Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for Treasurer Elect

 Michael Birchett

 

Statement of Candidacy


It is my sincere pleasure to be nominated by my colleagues to serve as the Treasurer-Elect for SASFAA. Our associations are a vital part of our profession and I am excited for another opportunity to give back to the mission and vision of SASFAA. I was honored to be one of two state representatives from Kentucky to be sponsored to attend the SASFAA Leadership Symposium in 2014; and since 2017, I have had the privilege of serving on the SASFAA Board. During the 2017-2018 year, as a voting member of the board, I was a part of several decisions to strengthen the accountability and oversight of the Treasurer position. During the 2018-2019 year, as a part of the Budget & Finance Committee, I shared the responsibility of auditing previous Treasurers and gaining a detailed understanding of the very critical, and even lesser known, roles operated by our Treasurer. In addition, while serving as SASFAA’s Site Selection Chair, I worked firsthand with our largest financial contracts, our largest bills and payments, and our budgetary lines and policies. Currently, in 2019-2020, as the SASFAA Sponsorship Chair, I secure and maintain one our largest income lines in cooperation with our Treasurer. All of this, in tandem with my understanding of the current conversations related to our fiscal health and our future financial opportunities, leads me to feel very confident that I can meet both the very high demands and the level of mature stewardship that this position demands. I appreciate the nomination and the continued support of my SASFAA family. Thank you again for considering me for this responsibility.


       
 

PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT

2014 – Present -- Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

  • 2019 – Present
    • Sponsorship Committee Chair
    • Conference Committee
    • Site Selection Committee
  • 2018 – 2019
    • Site Selection Committee Chair
    • Awards Committee
    • Budget & Finance Committee
    • Conference Committee
    • Nominations & Elections Committee
  • 2017 – 2018
    • Kentucky State President

2013 – Present -- Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

  • 2019 – Present
    • Audio / Video Committee Chair
    • Budget & Finance Committee
    • Conference Committee
  • 2018 – 2019
    • Immediate Past President
    • Nominations & Elections Committee Chair
    • Conference Committee
  • 2017 – 2018
    • President
  • 2016 – 2017
    • President-Elect
    • Conference Committee
  • 2015 – 2016
    • Vice President
    • Conference Committee
  • 2014 – 2015
    • Conference Committee Chair
  • 2013 – 2014
    • Public Relations Chair
    • Conference Committee

2013 – Present -- AVOL Kentucky, Inc.

  • 2015 – Present
    • Executive Board President
  • 2015 – 2015
    • Executive Board Vice President
  • 2013 – 2014
    • Board Member

PRESENTATIONS

  • 2020 SASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2019 NASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2019 VASFAA – Annual Conference General Session Presenter
  • 2019 KASFAA – Biannual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2019 TASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2019 SASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2018 KASFAA – Biannual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2018 GASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2018 TASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2018 SASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2017 FASFAA – Annual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter
  • 2013 KASFAA – Biannual Conference Concurrent Session Presenter


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