• Patricia Smith

    Patricia Smith has served as Senior Federal Policy Consultant to AASCU since 1998, specializing in the analysis of federal student aid policy. In this capacity, she represents AASCU in discussions about student aid issues and proposed federal legislation, and works with the Washington higher education community, national experts on student aid, and member institutions.

    Pat served as Student Loan Program Examiner in the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from 1993 through 1997. Prior to that, she worked at the American Council on Education from 1973 to 1992, serving as Assistant Director of the Policy Analysis Service and, later, as Director of Legislative Analysis. From 1970 to 1973, she worked at the U.S. Office of Education, Bureau of Libraries and Educational Technology, serving as Special Assistant to the Associate Commissioner.

    Pat has an M.S. in library science from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. and M.A. in English from Southern Methodist University.

    Contact information: 
    Phone: (202) 478-4658
    Email: smithp@aascu.org