Michael Poliakoff, vice president of policy at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, has been appointed to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance.
The committee is an independent and bipartisan council of 11 members who make recommendations to Congress and the secretary of education on ways to increase access for low-income students. The committee also provides understanding of financial aid programs and collects information on the impact of federal regulations of student financial aid.
“Ensuring that we have good data to guide us and that funds are used in a way that maximizes student success is crucial for our nation’s future,” said Poliakoff. “I am delighted for this remarkable opportunity.”
Poliakoff will serve a four-year term on the committee. Four members are appointed by the Speaker of the House, four by the president pro tempore of the Senate, and three by the secretary of education.