Roberta Johnson has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Sen. Tom Harkin announced March 6. Johnson has directed Iowa State's Office of Student Financial Aid since 2003, and has served the office in a number of capacities for 31 years.
ACSFA is an independent committee that provides advice and counsel on student aid policy to Congress and the U.S. Secretary of Education, with specific focus on increased college access for low- and middle-income students. The committee's 11 members are appointed by members of Congress and the Secretary of Education for a single, four-year term. Harkin, as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, recommended Johnson to the committee.