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Moving Forward

The Higher Education Committee of 50

Meet the Members

Who We Are

Holding memberships with more than 140 other higher education-related professional associations, the Higher Education Committee of 50 - or "Forward50" is a group of forward-thinking campus leaders tasked with developing policy solutions that will help surmount obstacles preventing students from enrolling in, paying for, and graduating from college.

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) was awarded a grant to convene this group. Learn more.

Get to Know the Forward50: Financial Aid Administrators

The Forward50 is a group of forward-thinking campus leaders tasked with developing policy solutions that will help surmount obstacles preventing students from enrolling in, paying for, and graduating from college. Some of those innovative ideas will come from those who work in the offices of financial aid every day, including Billie Jo Hamilton of the University of South Florida, Bob Collins of Western Governors University, David Sheridan of Columbia University, Mary Nucciarone of the University of Notre Dame, and Maureen Amos of Northeastern Illinois University.

Get to Know the Forward50: Student Affairs Staff

As the Higher Education Act reauthorization process continues moving forward in 2018, there is a particularly strong need for thoughtful and innovative ideas for the future of federal student aid that come from institutional voices. The Forward50 members that will be sharing their perspectives from student affairs offices include Cheryl Green of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Jade Agua of the University of California–Irvine, Normah Salleh-Barone of Moraine Valley Community College, and Sofia Pertuz of Hofstra University