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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.

2021 Board Meeting Schedule

January 14, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET Cancelled
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
February 23, 2021
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
March 11, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting - 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
April 22, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
May 18, 2021
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
May 27, 2021
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
July 15, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting – 10 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
August 10, 2021
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
August 26, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
September 14, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting – 2 p.m., ET
September 28, 2021
Finance and Audit Committee Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
Program Committee Meeting – 10:30 a.m., ET
KHESLC, Louisville, Ky.
October 21, 2021
Board Meeting – 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
October 28, 2021
Executive Committee Meeting - 11 a.m., ET
November 18, 2021
Board of Directors Meeting - 9 a.m., ET
KHEAA, Frankfort, Ky.
December 9, 2021
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
Neil Quinlan
ARGI Financial Group
Louisville
Shelley Park
Chair
Retired University Administrator
Richmond
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
Catheryn Dykstra
Finance Committee
CEO, Family Scholar House, Inc.
Louisville
John Thomas Dougherty, Jr.
Business Executive, Louisville Paving & Construction
Louisville
Dr. Gary Cox
Retired - Higher Education Association
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