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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 Corporation (KHESLC).

Rollins’ appointment was approved by the KHEAA and KHESLC Board of Directors today in a meeting at Frankfort.

“I’d like to thank the board for the confidence they have shown in me,” Rollins said. “We have two strong organizations, and I look forward to helping KHEAA and KHESLC continue their mission of increasing Kentuckians’ access to higher education.”

Rollins 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.

According to KHEAA board chair, Kristi Nelson, “Carl is eminently qualified to assume this position as a leading policy advocate for financial access to postsecondary education.  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.

To learn how to plan and prepare for higher education, visit For more information about Kentucky scholarships and grants, visit; write KHEAA, P.O. Box 798, Frankfort, KY 40602; or call (800) 928-8926, ext. 6-7372.





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