HARRISBURG, June 20, 2011—State Senator Larry Farnese has been appointed to serve on The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency’s (PHEAA) Board of Directors.

“I have long been an advocate of economic development in the Commonwealth,” said Senator Farnese. “One of the best ways to ensure the future economic vitality of Pennsylvania is to maintain a highly-skilled workforce through access to affordable higher education.  I look forward to helping to further those efforts as a member of the PHEAA Board.”

“We welcome Senator Farnese to the Board,” said Representative William Adolph, PHEAA Board Chairman. “He will bring a fresh perspective to our board that will help us in our efforts to address various issues facing the students, families and postsecondary schools of Pennsylvania.”

Senator Wayne Fontana, PHEAA Board Vice Chairman, added, “Senator Farnese’s appointment to the PHEAA board will allow him to become a stronger advocate for Pennsylvania students, families and schools—especially in regard to ensuring access to affordable higher education. I look forward to working with the Senator as we address the diverse and evolving needs of our students and the higher education community.”

Created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, PHEAA has evolved into one of the nation’s leading student aid organizations.  PHEAA is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students and thousands of schools through its loan guaranty, loan servicing, financial aid processing, outreach, and other student aid programs.

For more information on Senator Farnese’s appointment, visit http://www.pheaa.org/about/press-releases/2011/jun-15a.shtml.


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