FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2013) — Dr. Carl Rollins of Midway has been named the executive director and chief executive officer of the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corp. (KHESLC).
Rollins resigned his position today as state representative for the 56th District in Kentucky, which he had held for five years. During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Rollins served as chair of the House Education Committee.
His appointment was approved Wednesday by the KHEAA and KHESLC Board of Directors in a meeting at Frankfort.
Robbins is a graduate of Woodford County High School. He has a bachelor’s in business administration from Morehead State University and a master’s in business administration and doctorate in educational policy studies and evaluation from the University of Kentucky. He most recently served as director of marketing for the two agencies. A former mayor of Midway and Woodford County magistrate, Rollins resigned today as the state representative from the 56th District in order to assume his new responsibilities. He and his wife, Brenda, have a daughter and two grandchildren.
“Carl is eminently qualified to assume this position as a leading policy advocate for financial access to postsecondary education,” said Kristi Nelson, KHEAA board chair. “As chairman of the Kentucky House Education Committee he demonstrated commitment to enhancing student access to higher education. The board is confident that the interests of prospective and enrolled post secondary education students and their families will be well represented going forward.”
KHEAA is the agency that administers state grant, scholarship and savings programs and provides free college and financial aid planning publications to Kentuckians. KHESLC provides Kentucky’s only state-based private higher education loans and services federal student loans for the U.S. Department of Education.