Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for Vice President

April Tretter


Statement of Candidacy

I am extremely honored to be nominated for the position of Vice President. The changes we are continuing to experience in the industry only deepen the importance of a strong association. It is more important than ever that as professionals we stay connected to our peers at all levels of governance. SASFAA provides leadership, unity, and communication that is necessary in this profession. 

Given the opportunity, I will bring the necessary skills, abilities, to facilitate the training and communication efforts of this valuable organization I am committed to the ongoing work of the association, and I will fully devote the time and energy demanded by this office. I will bring my experience, enthusiasm, and leadership to the position. I would consider it a privilege to serve as your Vice President and encourage every member to take advantage of the many opportunities provided by our association.

I am proud to be part of SASFAA and I look forward to the opportunity to give back to the organization that has given so much to me.


Professional Involvement

Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA)

  • New Aid Officer Workshop Curriculum Coordinator 2021-2022
  • New Aid Officer Workshop Instructor
  • Communication and Outreach Chair
  • KY Representative of the Exec Board
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Conference Presenter
  • Membership Committee
  • Conference Committee
  • Professional Development Committee

Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA)

  • President, 2018-2019
  • President-Elect
  • Past President
  • Board of Directors, Private School Representative
  • Board of Directors, Proprietary School Representative
  • Nominations and Elections Chair
  • Conference Chair (twice)
  • Membership Chair
  • Public Relations Chair
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Conference Committee
  • Training Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Conference/workshop Presenter

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

  • Conference Committee Taskforce

Work Experience

Director, Bellarmine University
Associate Director, Bellarmine University
Director, ATA College, KY & ATA Career Education, FL
Vice President Marketing Representative, Nelnet
Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Associate Director
Financial Aid Counselor, Eastern Kentucky University


Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Arts, Human Services Student Personnel Services in Higher Education
Bachelor of Science, Child, and Family Studies: Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

Certified Financial Aid AdministratorĀ® Program- FAAC certified 2019, recertified 2022
Earned 17 NASFAA Professional Credentials

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