Helen Faith

Director of Financial Aid
Lane Community College
Eugene, OR

Biography: Helen Faith began her financial aid career at her alma mater, the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 2000. Since then, she has worked at Portland State University, Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Western States, and Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, where she is currently the Financial Aid Director. She earned a bachelor's degree in Literature from UC Santa Cruz and a master's degree in Educational Leadership and Policy from Portland State University. She has served as an active member of the financial aid community at the state, regional, and national levels in various capacities, and is currently the Ethnic Diversity Action Representative-at-Large for the Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and past president of the Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She recently had the opportunity to participate as a nonfederal negotiator in the 2015 Negotiated Rulemaking process on student loan repayment issues, where her contributions were critical in enabling the team to reach consensus.