July 7, 2009

RSU Financial Aid Director Named President Elect of State Financial Aid Organization

David Barron, Director of Financial Aid at Rogers State University, has been elected to serve as the President Elect of the Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for 2009-2010.

Barron will represent RSU and serve on the board of directors of the association for three years. The first term will be as president-elect, the second as president and the third term will be as past president.

The Oklahoma Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) is a non-profit professional organization for financial aid administrators at colleges and universities across the state.

OASFAA offers resources to students, families and high school advisers to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities. The organization offers state-wide opportunities for training, through state conferences and individuals sessions conducted throughout the year. These opportunities cover current topics, research and many other areas ranging from counseling techniques to the fundamentals of student aid delivery.

Barron was previously manager of student financial aid and scholarships at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, where he also served as acting director of admissions and registrar.

In addition, he served as director of financial aid at the Technology Education College – Kaplan Higher Education, where he managed all financial aid functions. He also was a site manager for AETEA Information Technologies – IBM/Bank One, managing several functions, including employee recruitment, training of new employees, personnel issues, monitoring call centers, providing hardware and software support, managing databases and providing customer support.

In addition, he worked as computing coordinator/counselor for the financial aid office at Columbus (Ohio) State Community College and assistant director, customer service manager and counselor at the financial aid office at Oral Roberts University.

He received master's and bachelor's degrees in theological and historical studies from Oral Roberts University.