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Senador Wayne Fontana

Harrisburg – February 16, 2023 – State Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) today was unanimously elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).

Creada en 1963 por la Asamblea General de Pensilvania, PHEAA es una de las principales organizaciones de ayuda a los estudiantes del país. Sirve a millones de estudiantes y miles de escuelas a través de su garantía de préstamos, servicio de préstamos, procesamiento de ayuda financiera, divulgación y otros programas de ayuda estudiantil.

“I am honored to be unanimously elected as chair by my fellow board members,” Fontana said. “The members of this board bring a wealth of higher education, financial, and business experience to PHEAA’s goal of making higher education more affordable to Pennsylvania students and their families.”

The Brookline lawmaker has represented the 42nd Senatorial District in Allegheny County since 2005 and is chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus. He also serves on the Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development; Finance; Local Government; Rules & Executive Nominations; and Urban Affairs & Housing committees.

First appointed to the PHEAA Board in 2009, Sen. Fontana had served as its vice chairman since 2011. Sen. Fontana has worked to strengthen state support for PHEAA and higher education over the years.

Más información sobre PHEAA en su sitio web.