Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Arlene Hoag to the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission

June 2, 2010

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Arlene Hoag to the Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission.

The Louisiana Student Financial Assistance Commission works in partnership with Louisiana schools, banks and other lending institutions to help students pursue their educational goals through financial aid programs.

According to statute, the commission is comprised of 21 members including:

•The executive secretary to the governor or their designee;
•The state superintendent of education;
•The president of the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education;
•The chairs of the Board of Regents, the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, the Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges and the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, or their designees;
•The chair of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities or their designee;
•One qualified electors of the state selected by each of the five boards of postsecondary and higher education;
•One qualified elector of the state selected by the board of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities;
•One owner of a fully accredited proprietary school in Louisiana, as defined by R.S. 17:3141.2;
•One director or employee of a state-operated postsecondary vocational-technical school;
•Two members selected from nominations submitted by the Louisiana Bankers’ Association; and
•Two student members to be selected from among the student members of the boards of postsecondary and higher education and from among the students of member institutions of the Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Arlene Hoag, of New Iberia, is the chief financial officer for Acadiana Technical College. Hoag will serve as a director or employee of a state-operated postsecondary vocational-technical school, as required by statute.

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