ITEM 130-109-R0306����������������� Appointments to the Student Loan Advisory Council; Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program.


THAT:�������������������������������������� The Board of Regents of Higher Education appoints the following nominees to three year terms beginning January 1, 2006 and ending December 31st, 2008, to the Student Loan Advisory Council: DW Eiler, Sales Representative for Wells Fargo and Leslie Venetz, ASUM Vice President.


EXPLANATION:����������������������� Montana Code Annotated, 2-15-1520, requires that the Board of Regents appoint a Student Loan Advisory Council to work with the Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program.� The Council advises MGSLP on policies, rules, and procedures, and assures that students, schools, and lenders are adequately served.


D.W. Eiler is an Assistant Vice President for Wells Fargo Education Financial Services.� D.W. received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University.� Eiler has been an Account Executive for Wells Fargo since 1998.� He works with schools and students in Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota.� This appointment is a renewal of D.W.�s original three-year term on the Student Loan Advisory Council.�


Leslie Venetz is the new student member of the Student Loan Advisory Council.� A native of Great Falls, Montana, Leslie is the current Vice President of the Associated Students of the University of Montana.� Leslie is a double major in Business Management and General Sociology with a focus on International Diplomacy and Cultural Studies.� Leslie is very active in school, serving as the Secretary General of the Northern Rockies Model Arab League conference and the President of the Collegiate Model United Nations Team.