Scott Giles '82, of Shelburne, VT, has been appointed to a three-year term
on the U.S. Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Giles is
vice president for policy, research and planning at the Vermont Student
Assistance Corporation (VSAC).
The 11-member committee serves as independent counsel to the U.S. Congress
and Secretary of Education on financial aid policy. Prior to joining VSAC,
Giles served as deputy chief of staff for the Committee on Science
in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1997 to 2001, he staffed
the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in the U.S.
Senate. He also has a background in public affairs and as a legislative
VSAC is a public nonprofit corporation established in 1965 to help
Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school.
VSAC administers the state’s 529 college savings program, Vermont
education grants, nearly 150 public and private scholarships and
federal and private education loans.
Giles earned his St. Lawrence degree in
religious studies and earned a master's degree from the University of Virginia.
At St. Lawrence, he was active in the student government organization the
Thelomathesian Society, and was a
member of the Singing Saints and the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship organization.
Giles was also a President's Scholar.
Posted: April 2, 2008