Patricia Hurley, a financial aid administrator for 45 years at institutions that include Boston College, College of Marin and Glendale Community College, Pat worked for almost 30 years in the California Community College system and was actively involved in financial aid on state and national levels. In California, she served in the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CASFAA) as VP for State Issues, VP for Federal Issues, Site Committee member, conference co-chair and chair of several State Issues Committees and is a past-President of the California Community Colleges Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CCCSFAAA). She was appointed to the Board of Directors for the state’s EdFund guaranty agency and served as chair of the CSAC Loan Advisory Committee and the Financial Aid Council for the Western Region of The College Board. On a national level, Pat has held several positions in the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), including election to the Board of Directors. She also served on NASFAA’s National Conversation Initiative Committee, Reauthorization Task Force, Federal Issues Committees, Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Task Force, the FAFSA Simplification Task Force and chaired the Task Force on the Campus-Based Formula Reform. She was appointed by the US Department of Education as a non–federal negotiator on Negotiated Rule-making Committees in 1999, 2002, 2006, 2009 and 2015 and served on an advisory committee of the regulations review panel for the federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
Patricia holds a Ed. D. (2003), University of California, Los Angeles, CA, M.Ed. (1972), Suffolk University, Boston, Mass and also attended Boston College, ABD, Higher Education Administration, 1977 – 1980 and University of San Francisco Law School, 1986-1987.