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September 22, 2009 - Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program Executive Director to Retire

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After 30 years in higher education and 14 years with the Oklahoma Guaranteed Student Loan Program (OGSLP), a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Mary Mowdy will retire Sept. 30.

As OGSLP’s executive director, Mowdy provides strategic leadership for the agency and oversees all operational, fiduciary, regulatory and educational functions. She represented Oklahoma and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) community on the national level in many capacities.

“Mary Mowdy has been committed to comprehensive student service and has led the development of numerous college access, financial literacy and student aid awareness initiatives throughout her career with the State Regents,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “In her leadership role at OGSLP, she has been a tireless advocate for students and the financial aid community. The State Regents and I wish her well in all her future endeavors.”

Throughout her career, Mowdy served on various industry task forces, workgroups and committees, including a term as chairman of the board of directors for the National Council on Higher Education Loan Programs and selection as a non-federal negotiator to prepare proposed regulations under Title IV for the U.S. Department of Education.

Before joining OGSLP, Mowdy served in student financial aid at The University of Tulsa, Oklahoma City Community College and the University of Oklahoma, among other industry positions.

Mowdy is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.