Jim Swanson, director of financial aid at Colorado College, located in Colorado Springs, Colo., was awarded a National Leadership Award from the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators in October. Swanson has been director of financial aid at Colorado College for 13 years, and has been involved in the financial aid profession for 29 years.
The NASFAA’s Leadership Awards are given to individuals for their strong and consistent leadership on a regional and state level, for their untiring efforts, and for their willingness to continue their contribution to the aid profession after serving in top elected positions in their region and states.
He is past president of the Rocky Mountain Association of Financial Aid Administrators, current member and past chair of the association's governance committee, and recipient of its Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service awards. He also is a past member of the NASFAA board of directors. In addition, Swanson is a member of the College Board’s Financial Aid Standards and Services Advisory Committee.