Michael Morgan, director of financial aid at Rhodes College, has been elected to serve as president of the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA). The one-year term begins July 1, 2022.
“I am honored to be chosen for this important role,” says Morgan. “Professional organizations such as SASFAA develop leadership within our profession and fight for the needs of current and future students, ensuring an affordable education for all who wish to attend college.”
SASFAA is made up of financial aid administrators and agencies in the U.S. Southeastern region, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.
Morgan will be among SASFAA board members visiting Washington, DC, next year in support and critique of proposed financial aid policies that will impact access to higher education. In his role as president, Morgan also will serve as the representative of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
As part of his duties at Rhodes, Morgan is responsible for compliance with federal and state regulations, managing institutional resources, leading staff, and administering a financial aid process that focuses on the individual needs of the student. He came to the college in 2013 from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and has more than 30 years of experience in various sectors of higher education.
“I believe the years I spent administering aid in a several of colleges and state agencies provides me with a unique perspective of the differing needs of students,” says Morgan.