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Governor Pataki reappoints SU’s Walsh to Higher Education Services Corporation Board of Trustees
Governor Pataki reappoints SU’s Walsh to Higher Education Services Corporation Board of TrusteesFebruary 04, 2005Edward Byrnesedbyrnes@syr.edu
New York State Governor George E. Pataki has reappointed Christopher Walsh, dean of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs at Syracuse University, to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) Board of Trustees. Walsh has also been selected by the board to serve as vice-chairman until his term expires in 2006.
HESC is the state agency that helps individuals pay for college by administering the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), guaranteeing student loans, offering guidance and administering a successful college savings program for students and families. As a reappointed trustee, Walsh will continue to work closely with the HESC in strategic planning and initiative development.
Walsh, of Jamesville, N.Y., came to SU in 1980 from the State University of New York at Albany, where he was a financial aid advisor for two years. Since then, he worked in SU’s admissions, financial aid and central processing offices prior to taking his current position in 2001.
Among his many affiliations and past appointments, he has been a member of the NCAA Division I Academics/Eligibility/Compliance Cabinet since 2001 and a member of the National Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators since 1980. He holds a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo, and master’s degrees in higher education administration and counseling and personnel services, both from State University of New York at Albany.