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About Us

KHEAA's Mission

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students' access to higher education. To that end, KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities.

KHEAA's mission statement is:

Expanding educational opportunities by providing financial and informational resources that enable Kentuckians to attain their higher education goals.

2018 Board Meeting Schedule

January 9, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10:00 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
February 20, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET agenda
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 1, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
March 20, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
April 26, 2018
Exective Committee Meeting – 2 p.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 17, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET agenda
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET agenda

KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
May 29, 2018
Dinner Meeting –
TBA
May 30, 2018
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Transylvania University – Lexington, Ky.
June 26, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
July 26, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 21, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Frankfort, Ky.
September 11, 2018
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 25, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 25, 2018
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 4, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 10 voting members appointed by the Governor. In addition, the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education, Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Kentucky State Treasurer, and the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education serve as voting, ex officio members.

Our board members also serve on the boards of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT) program, and the Asset Resolution Corporation (ARC).

Appointed Board Members
Neil Quinlan
ARGI Financial Group
Louisville
Shelley Park
Retired University Administrator
Richmond
Michael L. Keck
Secretary-Treasurer
Investment Banker
Five Talents Financial Group
Science Hill
Wes Cornett
Danville Independent Schools
Waynesburg
Olivia Davis
CPA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Lexington
Lisa Payne
Program Committee Chair
Economic Development Leader
LG&E and KU Energy
Louisville
Teresa Hail
General Contractor
D.C. Trimble, Inc.
Somerset
Charles Vinson
Chair
Retired Financial Aid Director, Murray State University
Murray
J. Scott Wantland
Attorney
Shepherdsville
Stephen L. Zeitz
Chair‐Elect
Senior Banking Officer–Trust
Commonwealth Bank & Trust
Louisville
Ex Officio Members
Dr. Gary S. Cox
Finance and Audit Chair
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Frankfort
Allison Ball
State Treasurer
Frankfort
Dr. Stephen Pruitt
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Education
Frankfort
Robert King
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
William M. Landrum III
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort