After reviewing tremendous applications from an inspiring pool of student body presidents, we are pleased to announce the members of NCLC’s National Affordability Working Group. This group represents a variety of public and private and four-year and two-year institutions. We are excited to hear these leaders’ unique perspectives as we prepare to release our report on federal financial aid this month.
Beyond providing support and feedback on the paper, the Working Group will help develop and drive our national engagement strategy as we navigate challenging policy questions on student debt, college value, and student success. Higher education decision makers on campuses to state capitols to Washington, DC, will benefit from student perspectives. We are eager to get to work and continue the great efforts of past student body presidents.
This work and pending report builds on our Students Speak Series, generously supported by the Lumina Foundation.
National Affordability Working Group Members:
Khushboo Bhatia, George Mason University (VA)
Thien Chau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dustin Chavez, New Mexico State University
Max Cowan*, University of Idaho
Mitch Dickey, University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne
Austin Finley, University of Alabama-Huntsville
Tisha Hudetz, Central New Mexico Community College
Juawn Jackson, Georgia College & State University
Parshan Khosravi*, University of California-Irvine
John Locke, University of Houston-Downtown
Roger Mackbach, University of Maine-Augusta
Meghan Pearce*, Denison College (OH)
Sri Rajasekaran, Georgia Perimeter College-Newton
Cameron Roark, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Mike Sportiello, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Joelle Stangler**, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Noah Star, Northwestern University (IL)
Elona Wilson, Pacific University (OR)
** managing co-chair