8:00 - 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome and Introductory Comments
Debbie Urias - ATLE President
8:45 - 9:15 TG Welcome and State Legislative Update
Sue McMillin, TG President & CEO
Sue will give us an update on the guarantor homefront and a state legislative update.
9:15 - 10:15 Remind Me Why I Took This Job!
Dr. Sean P. Joyce, Omega Consultants To Management
Sponsored by Brazos Higher Education Service Corporation, Inc.
Dr. Joyce will conduct a dynamic interactive session that will help participants rediscover the skills of success. This session will challenge the participanst to take control of their lives and live up to their potential. Success is a personal journey, a journey that knows no limitations.
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:30 Financial Literacy Panel
Joyce Cavanagh, Texas AgriLife
Nancy Gravosky, Texas JumpStart Coalition
Staci Zale, Associate Director Texas Credit Union Foundation
Panelist will give us an overview of their Programs, Initiatives, Successes, Obstacles, and the literacy landscape of our communities.
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch & Annual Business Meeting
1:00 - 2:00 NCHELP: Federal Legislative & Industry Update
Vicki Shipley, Senior Advisor National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
Vicki will provide an update from NCHELP and perspective on the changing federal landscape.
2:00 - 3:00 School Panel - Interactive Discussion
Delissa Falks - Financial Aid Director, Texas A&M University - College Station
Terry Bazan – Financial Aid Director, Austin Community College
4 Year Private - TBD
Panelist will discuss Default Prevention (cohort default rates), Financial Aid (availability of all types of aid and access to Private Loans). Financial Literacy (efforts @ their institutions), and Gainful Employment (if applicable).
3:00 - 3:30 Closing Remarks & Election Results
Debbie Urias - ATLE President
Presenters & Speakers
Dr. Sean Joyce
International speaker SEAN JOYCE has traveled the world, working with individuals of major multinational organizations, including 3M, Dun & Bradstreet, Marriott International, National Association of Broadcasters, Lockheed Martin, DuPont, The Pentagon, USAID, United States Postal Service, the Department of Defense, the Hospital Corporation of America, National Park Service and scores more. He is also an approved player’s agent for the NFL, as well as serving as a consulting psychologist to the Pentagon following the attacks of 9/11.
DR. SEAN JOYCE combines a broad business background with expertise in team development and personality identification to help organizations competitively leverage their human resources potential. He works with companies globally to design and deliver leadership and management development programs to facilitate strategic planning activities and to conduct process reengineering and continuous improvement workshops.
SEAN JOYCE is a noted author having written: The Survey Says, MacCullagh’s Maze, The Supervisors’ Workshop, The Positive Power of Stress and Managing Multiple Priorities, The Power of Persuasion and the Dun and Bradstreet Manager’s Handbook. He is an educator that has moved into the business world, with an undergraduate degree in English form Marquette University, a graduate degree in Theology form the Washington Theological Union, a graduate degree in Psychology from Villanova University and a post graduate degree in Psychology form Columbia University.
An exciting, yet down-to-earth speaker, Sean receives high accolades from his audiences. Their comments include, “Sean was very creative and enlighting”, “Sean was so enjoyable, I didn’t look at my watch once”, “He creates an audience-involved session”, “His presentation was humorous, entertaining and to the point”, “Dr. Joyce was wonderful, witty and insightful”. Over the years, many people have said how Sean has made a difference in their work life and career.
As a consultant, Dr. Joyce has helped organizations better define their mission and purpose; as a psychologist, he has been instrumental in creating more effective team dynamics; as a writer, he has helped individuals better understand themselves and their role in a business organization; as a speaker, he has entertained and taught people how better to achieve personal and business success.
As Sean says, “The mark of a successful team builder is knowing how to bring out the best in employees…so that they really believe in their abilities and are ready to give their all.” In his workshops, he’ll give you the techniques that will do just that. You’ll discover how to become a more effective team builder and team member…one who instills an esprit de corps and leads others to higher levels of responsibility and performance.
Vicki Shipley is a Senior Advisor to the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP) in Washington DC. With more than 33 years of higher education finance experience,
Vicki's expertise is in the legislative and regulatory arena and is a member and frequent speaker at many of the state and regional associations of financial aid administrators. Vicki was most recently the Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at FinanSure Student loans and also held a similar position at Southwest Student Services Corporation and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Vicki has been the co‐chair of the WASFAA Federal
Relations Committee and also serves on the CASFAA Federal Issues Committee and is also the past president of CLFE (California Lenders for Education).
Vicki has a graduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois in Springfield and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Illinois State University.
TG President & CEO
Sue McMillin has served as TG’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2004. Sue joined TG in 1993 as Vice President of Operations and in 2002 was promoted to Senior Vice President for Customer Relations & Business Operations.
Before joining TG, Sue worked for Guaranty Federal Bank for 11 years in a variety of managerial roles including Vice President and Director of Deposit Operations, where she was responsible for managing retail banking support services for the Texas-based savings bank with 101 branches and more than $7 billion in assets with operation centers in Dallas, Austin, and Houston.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Sue grew up in Midland, Michigan and is a graduate of Midland High School. Upon graduation, she moved to Texas to attend St. Edward’s University, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor’s of arts degree – in 3 ½ years.
Sue serves on the Boards of NCHELP, the National Student Clearinghouse and currently serves as the President of the National Association of Student Loan Administrators (NASLA).
Texas AgriLIFE EXTENSION, Texas A&M System
Extension Family Economics Specialist
Dr. Joyce Cavanagh is an Associate Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the University of Missouri in Consumer and Family Economics, and a B.S. in Home Economics Education from the State University of New York College of Arts and Sciences at Plattsburgh. In addition to Texas, she has served as an Extension Specialist with the University of Missouri and University of New Hampshire. Dr. Cavanagh is a Certified Personal and Family Finance Educator by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Dr. Cavanagh’s work focuses on family financial management, workforce development, financial literacy for youth, and financial security in later life. She holds membership in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and its’ Texas Affiliate; the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education; The International Federation of Home Economics; Epsilon Sigma Phi and the Texas Extension Specialists Association. Joyce has served in a variety of leadership roles including President of Texas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, AFCPE, and the Texas Extension Specialists Association. She is also a member of TG’s Council for Student Financial Success. In her ‘spare time’ Joyce volunteers with Girl Scouts of Central Texas as Product Sales Manager and Service Unit Treasurer and the AARP Tax-Aide Program where she is a certified instructor and volunteer tax preparer. In 2009 Joyce was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Texas and in 2011 she received the Leader Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Nancy L. Granovsky, CFP®, CFCS
Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist
Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M System
Texas Jump$tart Board of Directors
Nancy Granovsky is a Regents’ Fellow, Professor and Extension Family Economics Specialist for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, an agency of the Texas A&M System. She has over 30 years’ experience in developing financial information, programs, and curricula for Extension’s community-based educational delivery system reaching 254 Texas counties.
She is the principal author of the national curriculum and online course, Wi$eUp - Financial Planning for Generation X and Y Women, developed for the U.S. Department of Labor - Women’s Bureau, and launched nationally in 2004. Under her direction, a Texas AgriLife Extension team managed the national Wi$eUp website, www.wiseupwomen.org. Since its inception the program has reached more than 20,000 people and is now available in Spanish.
She has worked closely with youth financial education throughout her career. She was the Project Director of the U.S. Army-funded project, Operation READY, a curriculum developed by Texas AgriLife Extension to prepare soldiers and their families for deployment that is used world-wide by U.S. Active Army, Army Reserve and National Guard. As a former faculty member at Kansas State University, she developed KSU’s first course on the “Economic Status of Women.”
Fluent in Spanish, she is a former Peace Corps Volunteer who retains a keen interest in family, gender and sustainable development issues. In 1997 and 1998, she was one of few outsiders invited to participate in the Hemispheric Summit of Wives of Heads of State and Governments of the Western Hemisphere in Panama City, Panama, and in Santiago, Chile.
She serves on SEBAC (The Texas A&M University System Employee Benefits Advisory Committee), is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, and the Board of Directors of the Texas Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy. She is on the Board of Directors of FedStar Credit Union in College Station, TX, and is a past president of several professional organizations, including the International Federation for Home Economics and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Texas Affiliate.
In 2002, she was named a Regents’ Fellow by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. She received the Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension from the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University in 1997 and numerous other awards. A native of Minnesota, she holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and Kansas State University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Associate Director at Texas Credit Union Foundation
Staci Zale is the Associate Director of the Texas Credit Union Foundation. Staci joined the Foundation in 2004. Staci is the grants manager and the liaison for the Foundation FOCUS Network.
Before joining the Foundation she was the Director of Development for Temple Emanu-El in Dallas for ten years. During her 10 years as Director of Development she was instrumental in raising over $35 million for their capital and endowment campaigns.
Staci is a true Texan, born and raised in Texas as well as attended the University of Texas at Austin. She has been married for 23 years and they both enjoy traveling around the world.
Director of Student Assistance at Austin Community College
• Director of Financial Aid - Austin Community College 1994 to present
• Associate Director of Financial Aid – Austin Community College 1981- 1994
• Director of Financial Aid – Del Mar College 1979-1981
• Assistant Director of Financial Aid – Del Mar College 1974-1979
• Served on the Board of Directors - Texas Association Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) multiple terms throughout my 38 years in financial aid
• Active TASFAA member 1974 to present serving on various committees
• Active member of TG Council for the Management of Educational Finance
• Coordinating Board Financial Aid Advisory Committee member throughout my 37 years in financial aid
• Member of Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Financial Aid Committee and Matriculation Task Force 2005 to present
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management/ Director of Financial Aid
Executive Director at Texas A&M University
Delisa has served just over twenty four years in the Scholarships & Financial Aid Office at Texas A&M University. She has been involved in Texas Association of Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA) as a Regional Trainer, Conference organizer, on the Bylaws Committee, and various other capacities. She has presented at the regional, state and national level at many conferences regarding scholarships and financial aid topics. Delisa leads of team of 60 staff members and serves as the coordinator for the Terry Scholarship Program at Texas A&M University. Throughout her tenure in Scholarships & Financial Aid she has been active in numerous aspects of the industry. Delisa has been recognized by Texas A&M University as an outstanding employee and received the Traditions of Excellence Award.