Jenerette Selected to NASFAA Board

by Ryan Bower, Assistant Director of Public Relations

In the ever-changing world of federal financial aid for college students, Cedarville University is in position to be one of the leaders that will help shape the future of financial aid. Kim Jenerette, executive director of financial aid and a 1983 Cedarville graduate, has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

“The opportunity to serve on the NASFAA board of directors is a huge honor, but most importantly, it gives Cedarville a seat at the table when it comes to anything related to student financial aid,” said Jenerette. “It gives us the opportunity to have a voice in pending financial aid legislation that is put before Congress, and it gives us the opportunity to work with peer institutions on the innovation and delivery of student aid.” 

Jenerette is one of six at-large representatives to serve on the board of directors, as voted on by NASFAA members from around the country. He will serve alongside board members from Indiana University, the University of Missouri and the University of South Florida, among others.

“As a board of directors, we’ll have the opportunity to meet regularly with White House staff to give them ideas about what we would like to see done in regard to financial aid,” said Jenerette. “Right now, there are a lot of changes being made to many of the federal student loan programs, and Cedarville is now in a position to positively influence how those programs operate.”

The NASFAA is comprised of more than 20,000 financial aid professionals from over 3,000 colleges and universities around the nation. The organization provides professional development for financial aid administrators and, most importantly, advocates for public policies that increase student access and success.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,711 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.