Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for President Elect

Leigh Ann Hussey


Statement of Candidacy

Statement of Candidacy:

It’s an honor to be considered for SASFAA President-Elect 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 - as we have all experienced over the past several years - the ever-changing nature of our profession does not come without its challenges. Thankfully, SASFAA’s mission of advocating for and training financial aid administrators helps us all navigate those challenges so that we can best serve our students.

I make it a priority in my life to “give back”, and SASFAA is one way in which I am honored to do so! I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to serve SASFAA in several capacities in the past, and it would certainly be the privilege of a lifetime to serve the SASFAA membership as President should I have the opportunity to do so. 




  • Direct Loans Online Course Credential Instructor – 2016
  • NASFAA Certified Financial Aid Administrator – 2019-present 


  • Vice President - 2021 - present
  • Conference Co-Chair – 2020/2021
  • 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

  • GASFAA Awards and Nominations Committee Member – 2017/2018
  • 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

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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