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Education Assistance Authority Board of Directors, Kentucky Higher

Authority: KRS 164.746; KRS 164A.050
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Board elects Chair and Vice-Chair.
Description: The Kentucky Board of Higher Education Assistance Authority Board of Directors and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation Board of Directors is a public corporation, governmental agency and instrumentality of the commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students’ access to higher education. KHEAA/KHESLC administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities. The appointees are selected by the Governor from a list submitted by the Postsecondary Education Nominating Commission and they serve four year terms.
Composition: Ex-Officio voting members - President of the Council on Postsecondary Education, President of the Assoc. of Independent KY Colleges & Universities, State Treasurer, and Sec. of Finance and Administration. 15 members appointed by the Governor. The Governor appoints individuals from a list of names submitted by the Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee.
Compensation: $100 per diem and expenses
Meeting Schedule: As needed on a regular basis
Number of Members: 19
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          1050 U.S. 127 South
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 696-7498
Fax: (502) 696-7496


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Allen, David L.7/25/20127/15/2016MemberFranklin
Horn, Erica L.7/26/20137/15/2017MemberFayette
McKim, Brent A.7/25/20127/15/2016MemberJefferson
Nelson, Kristi P.7/26/20137/15/2017MemberBoone
Smith, Barbara S.7/26/20137/15/2017MemberJefferson
Vinson, Charles B.8/1/20147/15/2018MemberCalloway
King, Robert L.Ex-officio
Cox, Dr. Gary S.Ex-officio
Ball, Treasurer Allison12/2/2015Ex-officio
Landrum, Col. William M. III (Ret.)Ex-officio
Pruitt, Commissioner StephenEx-officio
Cornett, Wesley Madison3/22/201812/31/2021MemberFayette
Quinlan, Niel Lawrence3/22/201812/31/2021Member
Plappert, Gerald J. Jr.7/3/20187/15/2022MemberJefferson
Brown, Rene7/3/20187/15/2022MemberJefferson

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