Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for Vice President

Katie Conrad


Statement of Candidacy

Thank you for considering my nomination for the position of SASFAA Vice President for Training.  It is an honor to be recommended to continue my service to the association as an Executive Board member.  Those who know me can attest to my passion for professional development and Board service.  During my 23 years in the Financial Aid profession, I’ve had countless mentors who have encouraged me to be involved in all levels of association work and to continue challenging myself to grow.  It has been a privilege to return the favor by mentoring newer financial aid administrators to become committed to growing in our profession.   

My experience in KASFAA, FASFAA, SASFAA, and NASFAA has provided many opportunities to assist with planning and developing training activities, instructing at workshops, and presenting at conferences.  These types of training and professional development activities are at the heart of SASFAA’s mission, and I welcome the opportunity to serve the association in this way. 



Sr. Associate Director of Financial Aid, Florida International University 2016-Present
Associate Director of Student Financial Assistance, Miami University, Ohio 2013-2016
Director of Financial Aid, Midway University, Kentucky 2002-2013


UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY – Lexington, Kentucky
Master of Science in Education, 2009
Social and Philosophical Studies in Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, 1999


National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
FAAC® Certified Financial Aid Administrator, 2020


National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

  • Federal Work Study Taskforce member
  • Certification Exam Prep Taskforce member  
  • Capitol Hill visits to advocate for student aid programs
  • Leadership and Legislative Symposium participant
  • Conference Presenter and Moderator

Southern Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA)

  • Executive Board Member, KY State President
  • Executive Board Member, FL State President
  • New Aid Officers Workshop Curriculum Coordinator
  • New Aid Officers Workshop Instructor
  • Site Selection and Budget/Finance Committee member
  • Conference Presenter and Moderator

Kentucky Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA)

  • President 2013-2014
  • Vice President, Executive Board Member
  • Private Schools Representative, Executive Board Member
  • Vendor/Sponsor Chair, Technology Chair, Program (Conference) Chair
  • Presenter for College Goal Sunday, HS Counselor Workshops, and conference sessions

Florida Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)

  • President 2021-2022
  • Treasurer
  • Region V Representative
  • Training Committee member
  • Nominations Committee member
  • Bylaws and P&P Review Committee member
  • NASFAA Credential trainer
  • Conference Presenter and Moderator  
  • Conference Committee member                                         

NASFAA Credentials Earned

  • Student Eligibility
  • Verification
  • Packaging and Notification of Award
  • Application Processing
  • Direct Loans
  • Need Analysis
  • Professional Judgment
  • Return to Title IV Funds
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cost of Attendance
  • Administrative Capability

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