Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for President

Bryan Erslan

Statement of Candidacy 

I am humbled to be considered a candidate for the position of SASFAA President Elect. I have served in a number of positions at the state, regional and national level throughout my entire career and each one of those experiences has allowed me to give back to such an outstanding profession as well as grow professionally. The last several years I had taken some time off from association service to spend more time with my children, who are growing up way too fast, but at this time in my career, I am ready to be more involved again with financial aid association work. SASFAA has such an outstanding history and I can only hope to serve the membership as well as those who have served before me.  Thank you for considering me for this important position.

Professional Committee Work
NASFAA Training and Best Practices Cmte. Member; Member of NASFAA Taskforce on New and Aspiring Financial Aid Directors (2014-15) OASFAA Co-Chair Early Awareness Cmte; OASFAA Outreach Cmte member; Presented H.S. Counselor training numerous times at Univ. of Dayton site for OASFAA; OASFAA and KASFAA Conference Presenter and Moderator; KASFAA Co-Chair for H.S. Counselor Cmte;

Served as KASFAA President as well as President Elect and Vice President for Training. SASFAA Membership Chair and a member of the SASFAA Board as a committee chair (2009-10, 2010-11). Also served as SASFAA New Aid Officer Workshop Curriculum Coordinator (2011) and Instructor (2009, 2010). Currently serving and SASFAA Vendor/Sponsor Chair and a member of the SASFAA Board.  Previously served as a founding board member of the Kentucky College Access Network (KyCan).

Work Experience
Eastern Kentucky University – Director of Student Financial Assistance – (March 2015 – Present)
Lincoln Memorial University (TN) – Executive Director of Financial Aid – (November 2008 – February 2015)
Berea College (KY)
– Director of Student Financial Aid – (February 2002 – October 2008)
University of Tennessee – Associate Director of Financial Aid – (March 2001 – February 2002)
University of Dayton (OH) – Various positions in Financial Aid Office – (October 1994 – February 2001)
University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College (OH)
– Assistant Director of Admissions – (August 1993 – September 1994)
Union College (KY) – Various positions in Admissions Office – (August 1990 – August 1993)


Master of Science Degree in Education, Concentration – Higher Education Administration, University of Dayton, OH, December 2000.

Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business Administration, Union College, KY. May 1990.

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