State and Federal Relations Committee

PURPOSE
  • To keep CAPFAA membership informed of important State and Federal regulatory changes which affect the process of awarding and disbursing state/federal financial aid. Review, analyze, evaluate, and/or respond to regulatory, legislative, and programmatic issues; assist in the dissemination of information as necessary; identify and develop Association positions on issues; serve as a resource for legislators and their aides.
DUTIES
    • Work in concert with EASFAA Federal Relations Committee regarding position papers, reports to Congressional officials and NASFAA.
    • Encourage outreach between membership and the Connecticut Congressional delegation.
    • Keep changes in federal legislation in the forefront of membership awareness.
    • Focus on state financial aid issues and establish relationships with key state legislators. Issue alerts to the membership on changes in state programs.
    • Expand efforts to educate and train on the process of legislative advocacy and on issues pertaining to legislation and regulations.
    • Prepare an annual operations budget sufficient to maintain this committee and report all expenditures to the CAPFAA treasurer on a timely basis.
MEMBERSHIP
  • Chair (or co-chairs): Appointed by the President.
  • Members: Minimum one individual form each type of institution (i.e. public, private, proprietary), selected by the chair with the approval of the President.
TENURE
  • One year, but may be re-appointed.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Interest in reviewing current and proposed policy relating to all aspects of administering financial aid.
EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CONTACT
CURRENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Co-Chairs

  • David Blackmon – Yale University
  • Steve McDowell – CT Community Colleges, CSCU System

Members

PAST MEMBERSHIP

Committee Members (2015 – 2016)

Co-Chairs

  • David Blackmon – Yale University
  • Steve McDowell – CT Community Colleges, CSCU System

 

 

Committee Members (2014-2015)

Co-Chairs

  • Alex Muro – Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
  • Sam Rush – CHESLA

Members

  • Michael Amouzou – Middlesex Community College
  • Odette Franceskino – Quinnipiac University – School of Law
  • Cathy Hardy – Naugatuck Valley Community College
  • Sandra Vitale – Tunxis Community College

 

Committee Members (2012-2013)

Chairs

  • Alex Muro– Yale University
  • Claire Dwyer – GEAR UP/Naugatuck Valley Community College

Members

  • Nancy Barton – Western Connecticut State University
  • Neville Brown – Easter Connecticut State University
  • Jennifer DeMars – Goodwin College
  • Sam Rush – CHESLA

 

Committee Members (2011-2012)

Chairs

  • Alex Muro – Yale University
  • Claire Dwyer – First Marblehead

Members

  • Michael Amouzou – Middlesex Community College

 

Committee Members (2010-2011)

Co-Chairs

  • Alex Muro – Yale University
  • Mary Jo Pink – University of Hartford

Members

  • Michelle Cochran – Albertus Magnus College
  • Nancy White – Stone Academy
  • Claire Dwyer – University of New Haven

 

Committee Members (2009-2010)

Co-Chairs

  • Mona Lucas – Eastern CT State University
  • Alex Muro – Yale University

Members

  • Gregory Ashford – Eastern CT State University
  • Morgan Bayer – Trinity College
  • Michelle Cochran – Albertus Magnus College
  • Mary Jo Pink – University of Hartford
  • Jennifer Lawton – Wesleyan University

 

Committee Members (2008-2009)

Chair

  • John Giordano – Southern CT State University

Members

  • Morgan Bayer – Trinity College
  • Laurie Folsom – Quinnipiac University
  • Alexander Muro – Yale University
  • Pamela Nyiri – Yale University
  • Mary Jo Pink – University of Hartford
  • Steve Podeszwa – USA Funds
  • Keith Prazeres – St. Vincents College
  • Gail Walker – RISLA

 

Committee Members (2007-2008)

Chair

  • John Giordano – Southern CT State University

 

Committee Members (2006-2007)

Chairs

  • John Giordano – Southern CT State University

Members

  • Beth Baker – CAPFAA President
  • Henry Miller – Miller & Associates, LLC
  • Kerry Jacob – Wachovia
  • Flo LaCroix – Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing
  • Jennifer Lawton – Wesleyan University
  • Alex Muro – Baran Institute of Technology
  • Suzanne Peters – University of Hartford
  • Gloria Ragosta – CHESLA
  • Suzanne Schilling – CT Dept of Higher Education
  • Kim Straceski – St. Joseph College