Lisa Blazer elected president-elect of statewide organization
By Cindy Brockwell
Student Affairs Development Assistant
(August 7, 2006)--Lisa Blazer, asst. vice president for student financial aid and enrollment services, will assume the office of president-elect of the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) in October during the association's annual meeting in San Antonio.
Blazer, who celebrates her fifth anniversary with UTSA this month, will serve as president-elect in 2006-2007, becoming president of the association for the 2007-2008 year. She is currently TASFAA vice president.
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"One of the primary pieces of the TASFAA mission is to educate the Texas financial aid community. Since becoming more involved in TASFAA, UTSA has served as a host site for several training sessions and will continue to do so through the regional training opportunities provided by the association," Blazer explained. "Several staff members have attended the educational sessions, and several serve as trainers," she continued.
In addition, TASFAA represents institutions at legislative hearings and meetings. "Being part of the leadership of TASFAA will allow our voice to be heard with legislators and decision makers in Texas," she added.
Interim vice president for student affairs Kevin Price noted, "Lisa's election is an indication of the esteem in which she is held in her profession. It speaks well of her and, in turn, UTSA."
Prior to joining UTSA, Blazer was director of student financial aid at the University of the Incarnate Word. Before moving to Texas, she worked for the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority.
Blazer holds a B.A. from Missouri Baptist University and a Master's degree from the University of the Incarnate Word. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Education.