Brett Lief Joins NSLP Board of Directors

Sep 12, 2011, 07:00 ET from NSLP

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NSLP announces the appointment of Brett Lief to the NSLP Board of Directors. Lief will assist in identifying new alliances with organizations to connect local, regional, national, and global audiences with NSLP in an effort to drive greater student success.

In his most recent position, Lief was the president for the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs (NCHELP) and former assistant vice president for student aid and policy for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).

According to NSLP President and CEO Randy Heesacker, "As the delivery of higher education and complimentary services has changed and will continue to do so, NSLP is well positioned to build off our rich tradition to provide students and higher education institutions with services necessary to help assure their continued success.  Brett Lief is a forward-thinking leader within our industry and will be a tremendous asset to NSLP as we continue to expand our solution set to deliver more to the marketplace. We are pleased to have him as a member of our Board of Directors."

"As post-secondary education moves toward a performance based service model, NSLP is prepared to build off their long-standing commitment to students, schools and other higher education stakeholders through innovative methods to help solve everyday challenges," stated Lief. "It is a privilege to have been asked to serve on the NSLP Board of Directors. My commitment is to help the Board and staff members achieve their objectives and look for new alliances with organizations that share the NSLP commitment to students and schools."

Lief's higher education career spans 30 years at the college, state, and national levels. He has held management positions at the New Jersey Department of Higher Education, at Monmouth University in New Jersey, and at the Brookdale Community College in New Jersey.

Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, NSLP is a private, not-for-profit company with a 25-year legacy in the higher education marketplace. A former top 10 student loan guarantor, NSLP continues to be a passionate leader and advocate for student success; providing colleges and universities nationwide with financial education, delinquency prevention, default aversion, financial aid related support, and Title IV training and compliance programs. NSLP collaborates with schools to develop programs that will ultimately help our future generations thrive financially.