Back Together Again – 2022 FASFAA Conference 

May 31st – June 3rd  

Sawgrass Marriot Resort & Spa, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  
For the PDF version of the FINAL AGENDA click HERE.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

8:00a Pre-Conference & Registration Open (closed during lunch) Champions Ballroom 
8:30a-12:00p Concurrent Sessions Champions Ballrooms

Pre-Conference Session #1: Administrative Capability; Dana Kelly

  • Moderator = Kris Hatcher

To earn this credential, you will need to be able to identify the measures of administrative capability by which a school is judged as being capable of adequately administering each Title IV program. You will need to know the standards defined in Title IV regulations, such as ensuring sufficient resources, resolving conflicting information, meeting all reporting requirements, and identifying potential fraud and abuse. This will help you demonstrate the ability to work with others at your institution to properly manage the Title IV programs and meet your school's obligation to educate and prepare students.

Ballroom F

Pre-Conference Session #2: R2T4; Sara Reese & Kate Brabandt

  • Moderator = Susan Ambridge

To earn this credential, you will need to know how to handle a student’s Title IV funds when he withdraws from school before completing the payment period or period of enrollment. You will need to know the basic requirements for the return of Title IV funds (R2T4), whether and when to apply the requirements, how to determine the student’s withdrawal date, how to calculate the return of funds for each Title IV program, all applicable deadlines, and the rules for making post-withdrawal disbursements. This will help you demonstrate the ability to protect the integrity of the Title IV programs by ensuring your school promptly returns federal funds for which a withdrawn student no longer qualifies. 

Ballroom C

Inclusive Leadership: A Deep Dive; Daniel Barkowitz & Mia Mwango

  • Moderator = Jessica Ly

Please join Past FASFAA President and SASFAA President-Elect Daniel Barkowitz and LEAP Chair and organizer Mia Mwango for a deep dive into inclusive leadership. 

Ballroom A
12:00p  Exhibit Area Opens  
12:00p-1:00p  Lunch- Included with Pre-Conference Registration Heritage Ballrooms C,D,E 
1:15p-2:15p Concurrent Sessions 1  Champions Ballrooms

New FASFAA Member Session; Nadine Bailey

  • Moderator = Jill Sellers

Are you new to financial aid? Are you a new(er) member of FASFAA? Do you wonder what all the fuss is about when you become a member? Do you know what benefits FASFAA offers? Do you know what FASFAA stands for?

If you answered “yes” to some and “no” to any of the others this is the session for you! This is an overview of the benefits of FASFAA membership. If this is your first FASFAA conference this session is for you too! We want to take some time for you to learn more about FASFAA and all it has to offer. You will meet members of the board; you will learn about FASFAA’s resources etc. and a chance to network with people who are just like you!

We are back together again and would like to welcome you to FASFAA and make sure this is your best conference yet!

Ballroom G/H 

LEAP Meeting; Mia Mwango & Alex Rosado

  • Moderator = Kris Hatcher

Inviting the 2021 and 2022 LEAP Cohort and their mentors for an open and interactive conversation about their journey and growth in the LEAP program. Please get with Mia Mwango if you have questions or would like to attend. 

Ballroom B 
2:15p  Exhibit Area Opens  

Opening Session & Keynote Presentation; Daniel Barkowitz

  • Moderator = Katie Conrad

As Financial Aid Administrators, we possess a strong knowledge base. And each of us serves as a leader on campus whether or not we are managers of employees or processes. In this session, we will explore how we each intersect with our circles of leadership. We will start with our "Circle of Control" (our actions, thoughts, responses, etc), we will move to our "Circle of Influence" (our institutions, our teams, our students), and we will finish with our "Circle of Concern" (our associations, our industry, and our social justice mission to make college affordable for all). This moving session will educate you, inspire you, and challenge you to continue on your personal growth trajectory. As part of our session, we will also be introduced to Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute's "13 Principles for How We Treat Each Other," a philosophical approach that encourages open and honest dialogue in a constructive and engaging manner when approaching difficult conversations.

Champions Ballroom D/E 


Handout on PJI Principles

Handout on Inclusive Leadership

Handout on Motivation Theory

6:00p-8:00p  Welcome Reception- Light Appetizers Cascades Deck & Lawn 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 

Region Color Day! Wear your Region colors.  

I – Blue, II – Yellow, III – Green, IV – Red, V - Purple  


Thursday, June 2, 2022 

School Spirit Day! Wear clothing that represents your school/company. 


Friday, June 3, 2022 

8:00a-9:00a Breakfast Champions Ballroom D/E

Motivation Speaker: Joshua Peach and FASFAA Business Meeting (continued)
Moderator = Kris Hatcher

Joshua Peach, a nationally renowned speaker who has spoken to tens of thousands of people over the last fifteen years, will be delivering a motivational speech geared toward positively reinforcing how we are finally “Back Together Again." 

Champions Ballroom D/E


In the closing session, FASFAA 2021-22 President, Katie Conrad will preside and introduce President-Elect, Nadine Bailey who will share her vision for FASFAA during her term as FASFAA 2022-23 President.

Champions Ballroom D/E

We’ve given you some extra time throughout this agenda to spend with our Sponsors and Vendors during the week of the conference.