Region 4 - West Central Florida

Hello Region IV!

I am Dameion Lovett, your new FASFAA region representative.  I hope you all have survived the first few weeks of classes with the “glow” that only financial aid administrators have !  Since this the best region in the state, I want you to feel free to reach out to me with your thoughts and comments so we can have a great year! Let me take a moment to introduce myself.  I have been an aid administrator since 1999 (I started as a financial aid graduate assistant in 1997). Little did I know I would actually like what I was doing and end up making a career out of this wonderful field we are all in (whether voluntary or not)!  I have supervised our front line/front desk staff in various capacities since 1999.  My hat’s off to the front line staff, my kindred spirits. I understand and appreciate you all!

I have spent my entire career at the University of South Florida where I now serve as associate director and manager of our campus’s new financial education program. The one thing I’ve learned is that financial aid administrators by nature are very helpful people and really want to help as many students as we can, within the law.  Our jobs are challenging, but I remain convinced that it’s not meant for everyone and it takes a special person to be an aid administrator.

It is my hope that we will have a fulfilling slate of topics for our regional workshops and that as many of you attend as possible.  I encourage you to help me and other members in the region to think outside the box and be as creative as possible to help improve the quality of our work and provide excellent service to our respective students.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the next two years.  All information will be sent to the region’s listserv.  I am honored to represent you.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have comments, suggestions or you just need to vent.  

Sincerely, 

Dameion Lovett
FASFAA Region IV Representative
dlovett@usf.edu
813.974.5462 or 813.974.2881

What's new in Region 4?

Click here to register for the

Fall Workshop October 15, 2014

University of South Florida
Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS) Auditorium Room 102
4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620

Tentative Agenda

9:30am Arrival / Sign-in
10:00am Direct Loan 150% limit 
  with Wayne Kruger
11:00am Keys to Surviving in the Financial Aid Profession
  with Dr. Pat Watkins
 12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Verification
  with Joan Bailey
1:45pm Break
2:00pm SAP
  with TBD
2:45pm Managing Stress in the Financial Aid Office
3:15pm Cohort Default Rates & Financial Literacy
  w/ Dameion Lovett
3:45pm - 4:00pm Closing / Go Home!
 
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