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State Sen. Fontana re-elected vice-chair of PHEAA Board


Representative William F. Adolph, Jr. has been re-elected as Chairman of the PHEAA Board of Directors. Senator Wayne D. Fontana was re-elected as Vice Chairman of the Board.

Representative Adolph has represented Delaware County’s 165th Legislative District since 1989. He currently serves as the Majority Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. He was first elected by his colleagues to serve in this role in January 2010 and was recently reelected to his third term as Majority Chairman. He has served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Board since 2007.

PHEAA was created in 1963 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly and has since evolved into one of the nation’s leading student aid organizations. The agency’s earnings are used to support its public service mission and to pay its operating costs, including administration of the Pennsylvania State Grant and other student aid programs.

“Serving on PHEAA’s Board of Directors is especially rewarding since we work so intently on making decisions that have such a positive affect on the lives of so many students and their families,” said Senator Fontana. “I look forward to working with Chairman Adolph and my colleagues on this board as we continue to find new ways to improve access to higher education in Pennsylvania.”

Senator Fontana has represented the 42nd Senatorial District, Allegheny County, since 2005. He serves as the Democratic Chair of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee. He is also a member of the Community, Economic & Recreational Development, Communications and Technology, Law & Justice, Ethics & Official Conduct and Policy Committees.

In addition, the senator serves on the Legislative Arts Caucus, Community College Caucus, Life Sciences & Biotechnology Caucus, and Lupus Caucus. Additionally, Senator Fontana serves as Democratic Caucus Chairman, setting the caucus agenda and leading discussions on bills that are under consideration on the Senate floor.


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