Lyn Kinyon Headshot2019-2020 President's Welcome

Hello !

What an honor and a privilege it is for me to serve as your TASFAA President for the 2019-2020 year! It is my sincere hope that I can make a difference in the life of our association. I invite and encourage you to reach out and share with me or any of the current leaders any concerns or ideas you might have which would strengthen and enhance the work of our organization.

The 2019-2020 TASFAA Board members and committee chairs have hit the ground running. We met in September to kick-off what we hope will be a meaningful and productive year ahead. Our overarching theme is: “making TASFAA relevant to new and seasoned aid officers while recognizing and respecting the differences in the generations”. We will refer to this theme as we progress throughout the year.

I am looking forward to working with the following TASFAA leaders during the upcoming year:

Board of Directors


Committee Chairs/ Co-Chairs

Lyn Kinyon, UTA President   Dede Gonzales, TSU & Michelle Toney, UTA Fall Conference
Christy Miller, WBU Vice President   Keith Hoelscher, ASU Membership
Taryn Anderson, UD President-Elect   Karen Krause, UTA Nominations & Elections
Delisa Falks, TAMU Immediate Past-President   D. Ingram, UTSW & Mariah Fournier, DCCCD Training
Diane Todd-Sprague, UT Secretary   Diana Martinez, UTSA Awards/Scholarships
Fabian Vasquez, TTUHSC Treasurer   Jason Edens, ACC Communications/Social Media
Zelma DeLeon, UNT Board Member at Large 19-20   Carolyn Jones, CC Early Awareness
Carolyn Jones, CC Board Member at Large 19-20   Cynthia Butler, DCCCD Legislative Issues
David Orsag, UMHB Board Member at Large 19-20   Rachael Fournier, UTA


Cynthia Butler, DCCCD Board Member at Large 20-21    Christy Miller, WBU NASFAA Credentialing 
 Dede Gonzales, TSU Board Member at Large 20-21    Leandra Garcia, StMU & Melissa Bohnsack, TAMU  Regional Training 
Jael Perez, UTRGV  Board Member at Large 20-21    Marcus Wilson, TTUHSC  Site Selection 
Christina Pikla, TU  Board Member at Large 20-21    Kevin Armalay, UT  Web Services 

Partner Relations:     

 Ben Montecillo, TTU SWASFAA Relations    Sergio Gonzales, Sallie Mae  Sponsor Relations 


In addition to the standing and ad hoc committees, four task forces have been established for 2019-2020:

Task Force


General Charge

Disaster Recovery Plan Zelma DeLeon, UNT Create a plan to ensure TASFAA’s continued ability to perform mission critical functions in the case of a disaster.
Diversity and Inclusiveness Taryn Anderson, UD Create a statement addressing TASFAA’s position on and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
Membership Dues/Structure Delisa Falks, TAMU Review the existing membership fees/structure for appropriateness and possible recommendations.
Sponsorship Opportunities Sergio Gonzales, Sallie Mae Review the existing sponsorship opportunities for appropriateness and possible recommendations.


During our kick-off meeting, I asked each TASFAA leader to share one word which best describes what TASFAA means to him/her. The responses were incredible. Taryn Anderson took the compilation of words and created the word art shown below. My word was ‘networking’. What word would you choose?

I will be in touch as we progress throughout the year.

Lyn Kinyon

2019/20 TASFAA President