Anatomy of a Flawed Hire

by E Wayne Ross on August 24, 2009

Inside Higher Ed: Anatomy of a Flawed Hire

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators was in a vulnerable state as it hired a new president late in 2007.

The group had been through the grinder of New York Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s inquiry into student loan malfeasance, partly because of NASFAA leaders’ own missteps and partly because of the politician’s opportunism. Questions about the association’s own practices had led it to agree to a settlement in which it adopted a new code of conduct, a decision that divided the association’s members.