Candidate for  Board Member At-Large

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JoEllen Price (Soucier)

Executive Director of Financial Aid

Houston Community College


TASFAA Activities, including committee service and offices held:

  • TASFAA Board - 2016-2017
  • TASFAA Regional Trainings - 2017
  • TASFAA Strategic Plan Committee - 2021


Other Professional Association Activities, including committee service and offices held:

  • NASFAA Task Forces:
  • Diversity Leadership Program - Mentor - 2021
  • FSA Partner Experience Council - 2020
  • NASFAA Annual Conference Committee - 2019
  • NYSFAA Webinar Trainings - 2011 - 2020
  • SWASFAA Mentoring Program - Mentor - 2021
  • Many others in the past for NASFAA, EASFAA, NHASFAA, MASFAA, FASFAA - 33 years of volunteer work


Campus Activities:

  • FAFSA Did You Know Series and Events - 2021
  • Hispanic Forum - 2015 - 2019
  • Strategic Planning Committee - 2014 - 2019
  • Institutional Effectiveness Council - 2018
  • Accreditation Committees - 2018 - 2021
  • More at 5 different institutions in 4 different states



  • Testified in DC to Congress regarding FAFSA simplification and Importance of Pell - 2017
  • Assisted many colleges and universities across the country with organization, streamlining processes, and evaluating operations.


From the Candidate:

I have a passion for helping students improve their lives. I believe in the power and effectiveness of training, learning, and sharing information. I have been a financial aid administrator for 33 years and I can't imagine doing anything else with my life. It is a career in which I find enjoyment, satisfaction, challenge, and continuous education. Helping students access education and improve their lives is what makes this profession so enjoyable, regardless of the complexity, stressful times of the year, and incredible change. As a change manager, I enjoy the continuous challenge and seek to improve the process students complete to access funding for education.