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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
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 1, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
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
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
May 17, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET

KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
May 29, 2018
Dinner Meeting –
TBA
May 30, 2018
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Transylvania University – Lexington, Ky.
June 12, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting – 11 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
June 26, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET - Canceled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 2, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 11 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 21, 2018
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET agenda
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
August 28, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 3 p.m., ET
KHEAA, 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 - Canceled
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 18, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
October 24, 2018
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 4, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting – 10 a.m., ET agenda
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 13, 2018
Board of Directors Meeting – 9:30 a.m., ET agenda
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
Program Comm Chair
Retired University Administrator
Richmond
Michael L. Keck
Chair‐Elect
Investment Banker
Five Talents Financial Group
Science Hill
Wes Cornett
Retired
Director of Schools
Waynesburg
Olivia Davis
Secretary‐Treasurer
CPA ‐ Lecturer
University of Kentucky
Lexington
Gerald J. Plappert, Jr.
Business investor, CPA, CFO
Louisville
Teresa Hail
General Contractor
D.C. Trimble, Inc.
Somerset
Charles Vinson
past‐Chair
Retired Financial Aid Director, Murray State University
Murray
Rene Brown
Healthcare Professional and Pastor
Louisville
Stephen L. Zeitz
Chair
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
Aaron Thompson
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
William M. Landrum III
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort