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Carlos Villa, Parent Representative

Carlos R. Villa was born in Managua, Nicaragua and grew up in Miami, Florida. He earned his BS from Florida State University in 2002, and earned his MS in Science Education in 2009. He is currently the Director of K-12 Education Programs at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. Through the Center for Integrating Research & Learning (CIRL), he helps support educational programming at all academic levels. Carlos has been developing and implementing science programs for the lab since 2002. These programs include field trips, summer camps, and mentorship programs. All MagLab educational programs have been developed in close collaboration with scientists fostering a strong commitment to education and science literacy. In 2018 he was the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) Citation for Distinguished Informal Science Education. He wants to inspire young learners of all backgrounds to pursue their dreams of careers in science and engineering.

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Darryl Marshall, Community Representative

POSITION
Assistant Vice President, Financial Aid - Florida State University (Retired)
Darryl's career at FSU commenced in December,1985 which all 33 years were in the Office of Student Financial Aid. He held several positions during this period of time working tirelessly to ensure that students attending FSU could afford their education and obtain their educational goals.

Darryl was responsible for the day to day operation of a $350 million annual financial aid program which was disbursed to over 25,000 students. He had a staff consisting of 59 employees with an annual operating budget of approximately $5 million.  Recently, Darryl spearheaded a plan to help FSU reach its diversity goals by leveraging the use of need based financial aid dollars whereby 75% of targeted students' cost of attendance was met with grants and scholarships.  Also, he worked the FSU Black Alumni Scholarship to help match need-based grant dollars for their awardees.

EDUCATION
Master of Science    -   Higher Education, Florida State University
Bachelor of Science -   Political Science, Florida A & M University

COMMITTEE
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance
Darryl was appointed by then Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings to serve on the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance from October 2003-2006 and reappointed to serve a second term from October 2006-2009 ---- this board served as an independent source of advice and counsel to Congress and the Secretary of Education. During his tenure he used this opportunity to advocate for Simplification of the Financial Aid process, Access and Affordability for students (especially underrepresented and low-income students), increased persistence and degree completion.

Blue Ribbon Commission
At the State level, Darryl was appointed to serve on a Blue Ribbon Commission by Former Governor Jeb Bush that was charged to evaluate issues of minority student enrollment and make recommendations to further assist in increasing diversity in our state institutions. This Commission's advocacy lead to increased need based     state grant aid and the creation of the State Of Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program which is still benefiting many first generation, low income students in the State of Florida, today.                 
                      
BOARDS (Current and Past)
National Direct Student Coalition Board of Directors
Private Lenders Advisory Boards
Guaranty Agencies Advisory Boards


MEMBERSHIPS
National Association of Student Aid Administrators
Southern Association of Student Aid Administrators
Florida Association of Student Aid Administrators

COMMUNITY
Assistant Basketball Coach, Shanks High School – Quincy, FL
Darryl fulfilled his passion in his spare time of coaching basketball for over 16 years in his native hometown of Quincy, FL.
 
ENTREPRENEUR
Attention To Details Janitorial Services Inc.   January 2010 - present
Attention To Details Delivery Services Inc.    October 2015 - present

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Katie Perkins, FSU Representative

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Dr. Jimmie L. Davis, Jr., Community Representative

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Dr. Rosezetta Bobo, Community Representative

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Dr. Brandon Bowden, Parent Representative

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Ms. Sarah Chason, Parent Representative

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Dr. Toby Park-Gaghan, FSU Representative

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Dr. Sara Scott Shields, FSU Representative

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Dr. Ruth Storm, FSU Representative

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TBD, St. Joe Representative

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Wendy Stinson, Faculty Representative

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Hallie Solomon, Student Representative