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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.

2020 Board Meeting Schedule

January 15, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting – 10:00 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
February 20, 2020
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 19, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting - 9 a.m., ET - agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
April 21, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET - agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 14, 2020
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET - agenda
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET - agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
May 20, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET - agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 28, 2020
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET - agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
July 22, 2020
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET Cancelled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 11, 2020
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET - agenda
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET - agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
August 27, 2020
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 24, 2020
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 22, 2020
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 8, 2020
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
Chair
Retired University Administrator
Richmond
Michael L. Keck
Past-Chair
Investment Banker
Five Talents Financial Group
Science Hill
Wes Cornett
Chair-Elect
Director of Schools
Waynesburg
Olivia Davis
Finance and Audit Committee Chair
CPA ‐ Lecturer
University of Kentucky
Lexington
Teresa Hail
Secretary‐Treasurer
D.C. Trimble, Inc.
Somerset
Charles Vinson
Program Committee Chair
Retired Financial Aid Director, Murray State University
Murray
Rene Brown
Healthcare Professional and Pastor
Louisville
Ex Officio Members
OJ Oleka
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Frankfort
Allison Ball
State Treasurer
Frankfort
Aaron Thompson
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
Jason Glass
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Education
Frankfort
Holly M. Johnson
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort