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Forward50 Members

The Higher Education Committee of 50—or "Forward50"— is a group comprised of college presidents, enrollment managers, admissions staff, financial aid and bursar leaders, members of governing boards, students, and other leaders from postsecondary institutions. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), in December 2017 invited forward-thinking leaders from public and private two- and four-year institutions across the country to apply to sit on the committee. The individuals selected to be on the Forward50 were chosen because they expressed an interest and had experience in developing thoughtful, innovative ideas to show lawmakers that institutions of higher education are interested, invested, and believe in student equity, success, and outcomes. Select the names of Forward50 members below to read their short biographies and learn more about what sparked their interest in this initiative.

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Jade Agua

Associate Director for Learning & Organizational Development of the University of Southern California's Race and Equity Center; Former Director of the Cross-Cultural Center
University of California, Irvine

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Maureen "Mo" Amos

Executive Director of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment
Northeastern Illinois University

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Catherine Bishop

Chief Student Success Officer
Augsburg University

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Susan Borrego, Ph.D.

Chancellor
University of Michigan - Flint

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Victoria Onori Bowman

Adjunct Assistant Professor and Student Success Coach
Mercer County Community College

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Chris Bustamante, Ed.D.

President
Rio Salado College

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Sonny Calderon

Dean of the College
New York Film Academy

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Anne Cartwright, Esq.

Attorney
Husch Blackwell LLP

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Dean Clark

Executive Vice President
Southwestern College

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Bob Collins

Vice President of Financial Aid
Western Governors University

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Caleb Cornelius

Senior Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services
Broward College

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Taylor Dumpson

Student
American University

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Soon Flynn

Vice President of Effectiveness and Accountability
Austin Community College

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Cheryl Green, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

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Kayla Guilford

Compliance Analyst
Lackawanna College

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Gregory Haile, Esq.

President; Former General Counsel and VP of Public Policy and Government Affairs
Broward College

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Billie Jo Hamilton

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Planning and Management
University of South Florida

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Connie Hornbeck

Vice Chair and Trustee
Iowa Western Community College

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Jennifer Hudson

Assistant Ombudsperson/Director, Student Conflict Resolution Center
University of Oregon

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Stephanie Huie, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor, Office of Strategic Initiatives
The University of Texas System

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Todd Hynson

Health Sciences Center Registrar and Student Services Officer
The University of New Mexico

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Kimberly Jackson Davidson

Ombudsperson
Oberlin College and Conservatory

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Angela Johnson

Vice President of Access and Completion
Cuyahoga Community College

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Susan Kaneshiro

Associate Director of Human Resources
Biola University

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James Kennedy

Associate Vice President, University Student Services and Systems
Indiana University

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Victoria Kindon

Vice President for Strategic Operations and Chief Information Officer
Longwood University

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Chuck Knepfle

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Clemson University

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Anne Kress, Ph.D.

President
Monroe Community College

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Douglas Kristensen

Chancellor
University of Nebraska at Kearney

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Amber Lange

Executive Director of College Preparation and Outreach
Clemson University

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Beverly Ledbetter, Esq.

Vice President and General Counsel
Brown University

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Fred Lokken

Professor of Political Science
Truckee Meadows Community College

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Yesenia Madas, Ed.D.

Freehold Campus Dean
Brookdale Community College

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Dan Mann

Interim Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Student Financial Aid
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Patricia McGuire

President
Trinity Washington University

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Consuela Mitchell

Director of Enrollment Resources
Southern Methodist University

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Marilyn Mobley, Ph.D.

Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Case Western Reserve University

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Mary Nucciarone

Director of Financial Aid
University of Notre Dame

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Angel Perez, Ph.D.

Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success
Trinity College

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Sofia B. Pertuz, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students
Hofstra University

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Ellen Peters

Director of Institutional Research and Retention
University of Puget Sound

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Daniel Phelan, Ph.D.

President
Jackson College

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Benjamin Rice

Student
Louisiana Tech University

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Normah Salleh-Barone, Ph.D.

Vice President, Student Development
Moraine Valley Community College

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Erik Seastedt

Director of Human Resources
St. Bonaventure University

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David Sheridan

Director of Financial Aid, School of International and Public Affairs
Columbia University

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Jeffrey Sun, Ph.D., J.D.

Professor and Chair
University of Louisville

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Jon Westover

Senior Associate Director
University of Massachusetts–Amherst

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Joanne Woodard

Vice President of Institutional Equity and Diversity
University of North Texas