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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.

KHEAA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

2022 Board Meeting Schedule

January 6, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET – agenda
Via Zoom
January 18, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET – agenda
Via Zoom
February 3, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting – 2 p.m., ET – agenda
Via Zoom
February 9, 2022
CEO Search Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Via Zoom
February 24, 2022
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET – agenda
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET – agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 2, 2022
Diversity Committee Meeting – 8:30 a.m., ET – agenda
Via Zoom
March 11, 2022
CEO Search Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET – agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky
March 17, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET – agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
April 12, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET – agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 18, 2022
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET – agenda
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET – agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
May 26, 2022
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
July 28, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 18, 2022
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
August 30, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 6, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 2 p.m., ET
September 27, 2022
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 4, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 11 a.m., ET
October 13, 2022
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
November 10, 2022
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
December 8, 2022
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET

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
Rene Brown
Healthcare Professional and Pastor
Louisville
Charles Vinson
Program Committee Chair
Retired Financial Aid Director, Murray State University
Murray
Cathe Dykstra
Chair
CEO, Family Scholar House, Inc.
Louisville
John Thomas Dougherty, Jr.
Business Executive, Louisville Paving & Construction
Louisville
Dr. Gary Cox
Finance and Audit Committee Chair
Retired - Higher Education Association
Dr. Carl P. Rollins
Retired KHEAA/KHESLC CEO/Executive Director
Midway
Greg Roush
Executive Director Kentucky Retired Teachers Association
Retired High School Principal
Frankfort
Leslie Combs
Retired State Legislator
Lexington
Rita Smart
Retired State Legislator
Richmond
David Son
Attorney
Louisville
Ex Officio Members
Dr. OJ Oleka
Chair-Elect
Secretary-Treasurer
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Frankfort
Allison Ball
State Treasurer
Frankfort
Dr. Aaron Thompson
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
Jason Glass
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Education
Frankfort
Holly M. Johnson
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort