Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for Secretary Elect

 Leigh Ann Hussey


Statement of Candidacy

It’s an honor to be considered for the position of Secretary for SASFAA as the association has long held a special place in my heart. Throughout my career, countless SASFAA members have poured into both my professional and personal development, and I am forever grateful for their guidance and friendship. I consider myself extremely lucky to have (very accidentally!) fallen into the financial aid profession, but the ever-changing nature of our profession does not come without it’s challenges. Thankfully, SASFAA’s mission of training financial aid administrators helps us all navigate those challenges so that each of us can best serve our students.


I make it a priority in my life to serve any person or entity that serves me, and SASFAA certainly fits that bill! I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to serve SASFAA in several capacities in the past, and it would certainly be an honor to serve the SASFAA membership at Secretary should I have the opportunity to do so.  



  • Direct Loans Online Course Credential Instructor - 2016


  • New Aid Officer Workshop Curriculum Coordinator – 2019
  • GAP Committee Member – 2017/2018
  • Board Member (as MASFAA President) – 2016/2017
  • New Aid Officer Workshop Instructor - 2015 

State Associations

  • MASFAA President – 2016/2017
  • MASFAA President Elect – 2016
  • MASFAA Vice President – 2015/2016
  • MASFAA Conference Chair – 2014/2015
  • MASFAA High School Relations Committee Chair – 2013/2014
  • MASFAA High School Relations Committee Member – 2012/2013
  • MASFAA Presenter for Various NASFAA Credential Workshops – multiple years
  • GASFAA Awards and Nominations Committee Member – 2017/2018

Work Experience:

  • Director of Financial Aid, University of West Georgia – 2017-present
  • Director of Financial Aid, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – 2012-2017
  • Financial Aid Counselor, Itawamba Community College – 2008-2012


  • M.S., Counselor Education (Emphasis: Student Affairs in Higher Education), Mississippi State University, 2007
  • B.S., Secondary Education (Emphasis: Social Studies Education), Mississippi State University, 2005

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