Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!

Greetings, Colorado Financial Aid professionals!

It’s September, the academic year is rolling out at a furious pace, and your CAFAA board members are at work on our mission to connect financial aid administrators with resources and support to help make higher education more accessible for students.

It’s my pleasure to present your CAFAA board for 2022-2023!

President: Lindsey Campbell (Director of Financial Aid, Colorado Mesa University)

President-Elect and Financial Aid Awareness Committee Chair: Ariel Mendez (Director of Financial Aid, Arapahoe Community College)

Past President: Heidi Markey (Director of Financial Aid, Adams State University)

Vice President: Cindy Hejl (Director of Financial Aid, Regis University)

Secretary: Shannon Webber (Director of Financial Aid, Red Rocks Community College)

Treasurer-Elect: Kristine Bureau (Associate Director- Compliance, Regis University)

Past Treasurer: Evan Van Sant (Financial Aid Counselor-Verification, MSU Denver)

4-year Public Sector Representative: Bryanne Gallegos (Adams State University)

2-year Public Sector Representative: Karla Nash (Director of Financial Aid, Colorado Community College System)

4-year Private Sector Representative: Veronica Valles (Financial Aid Counselor, Regis University)

Proprietary School Representative: Michael Vigil (Director of Financial Aid Military/Veteran Services & Title IX Coordinator, Platt College)

Historian: Holly Daugherty (Colorado Mesa University)

Conference Chair: Karen Tran (Financial Aid Advisor & SAP Coordinator, Red Rocks Community College)

Membership Chair: Tracy Craven (Director of Financial Aid & Military Services, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design)

Technology Chair: Mike Pearce (Colorado Community College System)

And I am your Communications Chair, Gina Wenzel-Garza! I’m the Assistant Director of Financial Aid & Veteran’s Benefits at Arapahoe Community College. In the months ahead, I plan to pick the brains of these amazing professionals and their networks to bring good financial aid content to our blog for you.

Please reach out if you have any ideas for blog post topics! Gina.Wenzel-Garza@arapahoe.edu