Research & Advocacy
We ensure that our programs are effective, applying our robust research agenda to informing where and how we can best deliver services to kids, measure student impact, and drive our thought leadership and advocacy efforts.
Awareness & Exploration
We engage with students at a young age to make them aware of all the educational and career possibilities ahead of them, and to help kids start exploring those options.
Experiment & Plan
We empower high school students to play a central role in determining their education and career plans after graduation, and provide them with the tools and skills to be successful.
We leverage our deep expertise in higher education to help students implement their post-high school plans, whether it’s pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree, credentials, vocational training, apprenticeship programs, or another pathway.
Meet the experienced, diverse team leading American Student Assistance® (ASA).
Jean Eddy, President and CEO
Barbara F. Matez, EVP and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Christopher Sheehan, Vice President and General Counsel
Board of Directors
Donald Julian Reaves, Ph.D., Chair of the Board of Directors
Lawrence H. Gennari
Thomas R. Graf
Dione D. Kenyon