About Us

Our Mission

KHEAA-Alabama provides free college- and career-planning information to Alabama students. It is an outreach effort of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), an agency of Kentucky state government. KHEAA was designated the guaranty agency for the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) in Alabama in the mid-1990s. When FFELP was ended by Congress in 2010, KHEAA decided to continue providing free online resources to Alabamians. Because KHEAA is a state agency, the meetings of its board of directors and the board's committees are open to the public.

2022 Board Meeting Schedule

Board Meeting Schedule 2022

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 10 voting members appointed by the Governor. In addition, the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, President of the Council on Postsecondary Education, Secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Kentucky State Treasurer, and the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education serve as voting, ex officio members.

Our board members also serve on the boards of the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation (KHESLC), Kentucky's Affordable Prepaid Tuition (KAPT) program, and the Asset Resolution Corporation (ARC).

Appointed Board Members
Megan C. Bailey
Educator
Warren County Public Schools
Bowling Green
Andrew Brennen
Kentucky Student Voice Team
Lexington
Cathe Dykstra
Chair
CEO, Family Scholar House, Inc.
Louisville
John Dougherty, Jr.
Finance and Audit Committee Chair
Louisville
Ellen Cartmell
Program Manager
Kentucky Department for Public Health
Maysville
Dr. Carl P. Rollins
Retired KHEAA/KHESLC CEO/Executive Director
Midway
Greg Roush
Program Committee Chair
Retired High School Principal
Frankfort
Rita Smart
Retired State Legislator
Richmond
David Son
Attorney
Louisville
Leslie Combs
Secretary-Treasurer
Retired State Legislator
Lexington
Ex Officio Members
Dr. OJ Oleka
Chair-Elect
President
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Frankfort
Allison Ball
State Treasurer
Frankfort
Dr. Aaron Thompson
President
Council on Postsecondary Education
Frankfort
Jason Glass
Commissioner
Kentucky Department of Education
Frankfort
Holly M. Johnson
Secretary
Finance & Administration Cabinet
Frankfort

Annual Reports

Audited Financial Statements