The 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 Code changes, Wisconsin Higher Education Grant or Wisconsin Tuition Grant formula elements, and Biennial Budget Proposals.

Next Board Meeting: October 30, 2020.

Board Reports & Meeting Records


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Members of The Board

Mr. Stephen Willett, Chair
Wisconsin Technical College System
Board Representative

300 Storms Road
Phillips, WI 54555
(715) 339-2125
Term Ends: May 1, 2018
Mr. Robert T. Welch, Vice-Chair
Independent Colleges and Universities
Board Representative

P.O. Box 523
Redgranite, WI 54970
(608) 819-8232
Term Ends: May 1, 2020
Mr. Jeff Cichon, Secretary
Wisconsin Technical College System
Financial Aid Representative
Northcentral Technical College

1008 County Rd B
Marathon, WI 54448-9346
(715) 803-1633
Term Ends: May 1, 2023
Mr. José Delgado
University of Wisconsin System Administration
Board of Regents

12900 West North Avenue
Brookfield, WI 53005-5217
(262) 784-1523
Term Ends: May 1, 2023
Ms. Jennifer Kammerud
Senior Policy Advisor
Department of Public Instruction

P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
(608) 266-7073
Term Ends: Indefinite
Mr. Brady Coulthard
Independent Colleges and Universities
Student Representative

W5372 Maple Road
Neillsville, WI 54456-6575
(715) 937-8868
Term Ends: May 1, 2021
Mr. Timothy Opgenorth
University of Wisconsin System Administration
Financial Aid Representative
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

13335 Paddock Parkway
New Berlin, WI 53151-9302
(630) 776-4526
Term Ends: May 1, 2023
Mr. Nathaniel Helm-Quest
Public-At-Large Representative
N4762 State Hwy 76
Shiocton, WI 54707-8804
(920) 986-4284
Term Ends: May 1, 2023
Dr. Russell Swagger, Ex-Officio Member
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
Tribal Colleges

(715) 634-4790
Mr. Justin Wesolek
University of Wisconsin System Administration
Student Representative

3860 Twin Lakes Road
Wonder Lake, IL 60067-8152
(815) 261-8995
Term Ends: May 1, 2022
Mrs. Angela Haney
Wisconsin Technical College System
Student Representative

702 High St Apt Uppr
Racine, WI 53402
(800) 247-7122
Term Ends: May 1, 2022
Ms. Amy Christen
Independent Colleges and Universities
Financial Aid Representative
Alverno College

W125S8592 Country View Ct.
Muskego, WI 53150
(262) 483-2260
Term Ends: May 1, 2022