Higher Education Loan Coalition Announces Leadership Transition

July 1, 2015 

Kay Lewis, 206-543‐6107
Chuck Knepfle, 864-656-3431

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Higher Education Loan Coalition announced today that Kay Lewis will assume the role of Chair, succeeding Chuck Knepfle, as of July 1, 2015. Knepfle, who has served as Chair of the Coalition for the past two years will continue to serve as Past Chair of the Coalition.

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HELC & CPFB Host Webinar to Focus on Inquiry into Student Loan Servicing Practices July 1st at 2:30 PM

Last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CPFB) requested feedback from schools on loan servicing. Join HELC member schools on this webinar to provide feedback to the CPFB about loan servicer practices that may make it harder for students to repay their loans. Space is limited. Contact Chuck Knepfle, Knepfle@clemson.edu , for call-in information.

Coalition Board Members Knepfle and Lewis – ED Hearings

Public Hearing on the Department of Education’s
Negotiated Rulemaking

on behalf of the
National Direct Student Loan Coalition (NDSLC)
Written statement of  CHUCK KNEPFLE

Office of the Department of Education
Washington, D.C.
October 23, 2014
Oral comments delivered by Chuck Knepfle
Chair, NDSLC, Director of Financial Aid, Clemson University
Written statement of  S. KAY LEWIS

Anaheim, California
November 2, 2014
Oral comments delivered by S. Kay Lewis
Chair-Elect, NDSLC, Director of Financial Aid, University of Washington


I speak to you today on behalf of the National Direct Student Loan Coalition (NDSLC), a grass roots organization comprised of schools dedicated to the continuous improvement and strengthening of the Direct Loan program. Its members are practicing financial aid professionals working at participating institutions. Continue reading