Luckey Named to Federal Financial-Aid Advisory Panel
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 [10:26 AM]
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College
President William T. Luckey Jr. has been named to a federal
advisory panel that helps shape U.S. student financial aid
Luckey has been named to the Student Financial
Aid Advisory Committee, an 11-member Congressional committee
charged with advising Congress and the U.S. Department of Education
on student financial aid policy.
"As President of Lindsey Wilson College, William T. Luckey Jr.
has proven to be a dedicated leader, and I have no doubt he will
continue to serve with distinction on the Student Financial Aid
Advisory Committee," said Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who
recommended Luckey for the position.
Luckey, who has been Lindsey Wilson's eighth president since
1998, said he is honored to be named to the federal advisory
"My professional life has been dedicated to keeping the doors of
access to higher education wide open, and part of ensuring that
access is maintaining a strong federal financial aid program,"
Luckey said. "I appreciate Sen. McConnell's recommendation, and I
look forward to working on federal financial-aid issues."
Luckey began his higher-education career as an admissions
counselor for Lindsey Wilson, where he worked to help families
afford a college education.
"I've seen firsthand how higher education has the potential to
change an individual's life," Luckey said. "As a first-generation
college graduate myself, I also know that higher education has the
ability to transform a family's generation."
More than 80 percent of Lindsey Wilson's 2,341 students are
first-generation college students, and more than 95 percent of the
college's undergraduates receive financial aid.
In 2008-09, Lindsey Wilson students received a combined $34.3
million in federal, state, institutional and private financial aid.
Almost $19 million came from federal financial aid programs.
The 11-member Student Financial Aid Advisory Committee makes
financial-aid recommendations to Congress and the U.S. Department
of Education to help increase access to higher education among low-
and moderate-income students; provides technical expertise about
financial aid programs; makes recommendations to increase awareness
of financial aid among low- and moderate-income families; and makes
recommendations to streamline the regulation of higher education
from all sectors.
For more information about the Student Financial Aid
Advisory Committee, go to: http://www.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/acsfa/edlite-index.html