Candidate for President-Elect

Dede Gonzales Headshot

Dede Gonzales

Associate Director of
Financial Aid and Scholarships

Texas State University

TASFAA Activities, including committee service and offices held:

  • Constitutions and Bylaws Committee (2015)
  • Award and Scholarships Committee Vice Chair (2016)
  • Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair (2017- 2019)
  • Fall Conference Committee Vice Co-Chair (2019)
  • Fall Conference Committee Co-Chair (2020)
  • Fall Conference Committee (2021)
  • TASFAA Board Member (2020-2021), TASFAA Vice President (2021)


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

  • THECB Financial Aid Advisory Committee (FAAC) Member (2021-2022)
  • FAAC Data Collection Subcommittee 2016-2021


Campus Activities:

  • Member of Pre-Health Committee 2013-2021



  • NASFAA Leadership Conference
  • TG Leadership Symposium

From the Candidate

I am interested in serving as TASFAA president elect as I believe our Association plays a vital role for financial aid professionals in Texas, and I want to continue to play a part in representing our members and their amazing work.  I have been involved in financial aid for 25 years and with TASFAA as a committee member, committee chair and current member of the TASFAA board of directors. This experience has allowed me to understand firsthand the benefits of TASFAA.

In addition to providing important training opportunities for our members in the ever-changing world of financial aid, our Association is also a great resource for creating networking connections that allow us to have colleagues to reach out to for advice and collaborative opportunities. TASFAA can also be an important resource for financial aid policy development, and I am looking forward to the next legislative session. I strongly believe in TASFAA and want to do my best to help our Association continue to advance its critical mission.