About The Board

The Higher Educational Aids Board

The Higher Educational Aids Board is a part-time independent policy-making board composed of twelve members appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The Governor appoints one member from the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System; one member from the State Board of the Wisconsin Technical College System; one member who is a trustee of an independent college or university to represent such independent institutions; one student and one financial aid administrator each from within the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System and independent institutions; one citizen member to represent the general public; and the state superintendent of public instruction. The Board is a policy making body with policy making and regulatory responsibilities.

Reports are prepared for the consideration of the Board on important issues. Members are urged to work with issues from a state perspective and not from institutional and system perspectives. The Board's input should focus on overall student need rather than upon the perceived need of specific student categories, institutions, or educational systems.

Some examples of Board issues for discussion and action, when appropriate, include: recommendations for Statutory and Administrative Rules changes, Wisconsin Grant formula elements, and Biennial Budget Proposals.


Board Reports

Wisconsin Technical College System
Board Representative

Mr. Stephen Willett
Chair

Department of Public Instruction
Superintendent/Designee

Ms. Jennifer Kammerud
Vice Chair

Wisconsin Technical College System
Financial Aid Representative

Mr. Jeff Cichon
Secretary

  • Northcentral Technical College
  • 1008 County Road B
  • Marathon, WI 54448
  • P: (715) 370-2230
  • E: cichon@ntc.edu

  • Term Ends: May 1, 2023
University of Wisconsin System
Board of Regents

Mr. Kyle M. Weatherly
Board Member

Independent Colleges and Universities
Board Representative

Mr. Jeff Neubauer
Board Member

Independent Colleges and Universities
Student Representative

Mr. Efrem Dana
Board Member

  • 1328N North Jefferson Street
  • Milwaukee, WI 53202-2644
  • P: (608) 515-0791
  • E: danae@msoe.edu


  • Term Ends: May 1, 2023
University of Wisconsin System
Financial Aid Representative

Mr. Timothy Opgenorth
Board Member

  • UW - Milwaukee
  • 13335 Paddock Parkway
  • New Berlin, WI 53151
  • P: (630) 776-4526
  • E: opgenort@uwm.edu

  • Term Ends: May 1, 2023
Public at Large Representative
 

Ms. Jennifer Garrett
Board Member

Tribal Colleges
School President

Dr. Russell Swagger
Ex-Officio Member

  • Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
  • P: (715) 634-4790
University of Wisconsin System
Student Representative

Mr. Justin Wesolek
Board Member

  • 3860 Twin Lakes Road
  • Wonder Lake, IL 60067
  • P: (815) 261-8995
  • E: wesolekjd22@uww.edu


  • Term Ends: May 1, 2022
Wisconsin Technical College System
Student Representative

Ms. Angela Haney
Board Member

  • 702 High St Apt Uppr
  • Racine, WI 53402
  • P: (800) 247-7122
  • E: haneya3@mail.gtc.edu


  • Term Ends: May 1, 2022
Independent Colleges and Universities
Associate Vice Provost of Fin. Aid & Enrollment

Ms. Susan Teerink
Financial Aid Representative

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