PHEAA Welcomes Senator John Wozniak to Board of Directors

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Harrisburg, PA (January 20, 2011)—PHEAA announced today that Senator John Wozniak has been appointed to its Board of Directors by President Pro Tempore, Senator Joseph Scarnati. Senator Wozniak will serve the remaining balance of Senator Sean Logan's term, which is set to expire on June 30, 2013.

Representing the 35th Senate District (Cambria, Clinton, and parts of Centre, Clearfield and Somerset Counties), Senator Wozniak has been serving the community since first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1981 and the Pennsylvania Senate in 1996.

He has served on the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Communication and Technology as ranking minority member, Community, Economic and Recreational Development, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Finance, and Game and Fisheries Committees.

Senator Wozniak's new position on the PHEAA Board of Directors provides him the opportunity to encourage students to continue their education and to help guide them in affording it while avoiding unnecessary debt.

"I'm a strong advocate for an affordable higher education as a key component of a student's future success and the economic well-being of the Commonwealth. The work that PHEAA does for the betterment of our students is extremely important," said Senator Wozniak. "I look forward to helping to further those efforts as a member of the PHEAA Board of Directors."

"We welcome Senator Wozniak to the Board," said Representative William Adolph, Jr., PHEAA Board Chairman. "John will bring a fresh perspective to our Board that will help us in our efforts to address various issues facing the students, families and postsecondary schools of Pennsylvania."

A resident of Johnstown, Senator Wozniak graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he earned a degree in Economics. He is active in his local community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Cambria County Community Action, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Advisory Board and is a member of the Greater Johnstown Chamber of Commerce.