Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators


2022 SASFAA Management Institute

Creating the Financial Aid Office of the Future

October 6-7, 2022 - Chattanooga, Tennessee



The SASFAA Management Institute is geared towards senior-level financial aid administrators, generally defined as someone at a director, associate director, coordinator, or other senior leadership level in the financial aid office.  You must be a member to register for this event. 


This workshop is not your traditional “conference.”  The days are designed to provide facilitated group work following each of the presentations.  This is an opportunity for each attendee to work in a group, discuss the presented materials, and develop a list of takeaways and/or action items that can be used at your institution.  In other words, the sessions are designed to be “hands on” and interactive.  You will learn from your peers as well as the presenters, which makes this a wonderful opportunity to find out what works at other institutions and brainstorm new strategies. Due to this structure, we are limiting the event to 40 attendees (subject to change).


Chattanooga Marriott Downtown with a room rate of $169/night.  Room block available until September 14, 2022. Room rate is good 3 days pre & post event based on availability.

Experience all that Chattanooga, TN has to offer from the centrally located Chattanooga Downtown Marriott. Just minutes away from the Chattanooga Riverfront, Tennessee Aquarium, and other area attractions; our modern onsite amenities include in-room dining, 24 hr. Business and Fitness Center.


We offer valet service at a rate of $18 overnight with unlimited in-and-out privileges. $15 day rate for self-parking.



The registration fee is $225.00.  The Registration Deadline is September 21st.  Please see the registration form for the refund policy details.




Thursday October 6, 2022

7:45-8:15 Registration and Breakfast

8:15 Welcome and Introductions- Michael Morgan, SASFAA President

8:30-9:30 Financial Aid Office (and Higher Education) Work Trends in 2022
Heather Boutell, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Anthony Jones, University of Utah
Art Young, University of Arizona

9:30-10:30 Group work and discussion

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45- 11:45 Complexities in Financial Aid Compliance
Dr. Kathy Bialk, University of Kentucky
                        Sherika Charity, Reynolds Community College
                        Art Young, University of Arizona

11:45-12:45 Lunch

12:00-1:45 Group work and discussion

1:45-2:45 Effectively Articulating What We Do and the Value of Financial Aid Staff on Campus  
Brent Tener, Vanderbilt University and NASFAA Past-Chair

2:45-3:45 Group work and discussion

3:45-4:00 Break

4:00-5:00 Effectively Managing a Work at Home Staff
Brenda McCafferty, ECMC

5:00 Meet to Go to Dinner in Groups

7:30-10:00 SASFAA Evening of Fun

Friday October 7, 2022

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

8:30-9:30 Group work and discussion of Effectively Managing a Work at Home Staff

9:30- 10:30 Work Life Balance: Staying Mentally and Physically Healthy
Dr. Philip Hawkins, Columbus State University
Daniel Barkowitz, University of Miami 

10:30-11:30 Group work and discussion

11:30- 12:30 Lunch

12:30- 2:00 Dream Sessions: Building the Financial Aid Office of the Future

2:00 Break

2:15- 3:30 Group Presentations: Your Dream Financial Aid Office

3:30 Adjourn


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