Candidate for  Board Member At-Large

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Thomas Ratliff

Director of Student Financial Services

Abilene Christian University



TASFAA Activities, including committee service and offices held:

  • Legislative Issues Committee


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

  • NASFAA -  Financial Affairs Committee, Board of Directors, Training and Professional Development Committee, Leadership Development and Professional Advancement Committee

    SWASFAA  -  Training and Leadership Committee, President, New Aid Officers Boot Camp Training Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, and Decentralized Training Committee Chair

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) - Financial Aid Advisory Committee Member

    Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) - President, Delegate at Large, and Federal Issues Committee

    Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) -  Governmental Relations Committee, High School Counselors Workshop Host and Presenter,  Board Executive Committee Member and President


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From the Candidate:


I have happily served in leadership roles with each of the professional associations in the states I have lived during my 30+ year Financial Aid career.  I am eager to invest my time into TASFAA's success. I hope that adding my perspectives and ideas acquired from working in three different regions can contribute positively to the conversations and initiatives we launch here in Texas. Towards that goal, I welcome the chance to serve as a Board Member at Large.