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Conference Guest Speakers

Kelli Englehardt
2022-2023 RMASFAA President-Elect

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I was born and raised in Great Falls, MT. My husband Kenn and I have three grown daughters, five granddaughters, one grandson, and two dogs. I was lucky enough to be able to travel the world, as my husband was in the Air Force for over 26 years. We lived in locations such as Italy and Japan, but also spent many years in Cheyenne, WY as well. I am an alumnus of LCCC, as I didn’t start my college experience until we lived in WY. We moved back to Montana when Kenn had 2 years remaining in the Air Force. When he retired, we decided to make Great Falls our permanent home.


I began my financial aid career at Great Falls College – Montana State University as a Financial Aid Specialist in 2006. In September 2011, I moved to the position of Financial Aid Director at the University of Great Falls – now the University of Providence, a private non-profit institution. I have been in this position since then. I really enjoy my job and all that I do. My favorite part is seeing students who never thought they would earn a degree get the opportunity to walk across the stage at graduation. It makes everything we do worth it!

Darcy Johnson
 Emporia State University

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Darcy joined the financial aid world in 2011 when she started at Emporia State University where she is currently Assistant Director – Compliance & Communication. A forever Hornet, she holds a BS in Sociology and MS in Instructional Design & Technology, both from ESU.

She drank the KASFAA kool-aid at her very first conference in 2012, and has been heavily involved ever since. Over the years she has served as Awards Chair, Outreach Training Co-Chair, Vice President, President-Elect, President, Past President, as well as serving on the Drive-Thru Training Task Force (which later became formalized as Professional Development Training), Association News & Publicity and several years on Outreach Training. She has been a presenter for Outreach Training and is preparing to teach her third NASFAA U Authorized Event.

She has also been involved with NASFAA serving as an Angoff Study Judge and Test Development volunteer. She is currently serving as a member of the NASFAA FAFSA Simplification Implementation Working Group and Community Ambassador in the FAAC Slack group.

Darcy earned her Certified Financial Aid Administrator designation in 2019 (the first person in Kansas to take the test) and proudly joined the 100+ Club in 2022 when she recertified. She is also a proud recipient of the KASFAA Meritorious Achievement Award (2019) and Deborah Byers Outstanding Service Award (2021).

Yes, Darcy does have a life outside of work which is consumed mostly with Abby antics. (Abby being Darcy & Traylor’s 18 year old cat) That girl keeps us on our toes!

Paul Marble
Athletic Director, Casper College

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Paul Marble is the Athletic Director at Casper College.  As such he has overseen National Champion Team Ropers in 2021, and 3 Women's Basketball National Tournament teams. He has also seen success with their newly formed soccer programs becoming nationally ranked and respected.  Our women's team won the region 9 championship in 2021 and represented Casper at the District Championship in Oklahoma, losing a very close game to the eventual runner-up team.  The men's soccer team has been nationally ranked and respected as well each year.

Paul came to Casper College from Salt Lake Community College where he coached basketball.  He helped the team to 3 national championship games winning two titles.  He also taught a leadership class for 8 years with emphasis on optimism and enthusiasm.

"We help students by showing them how to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations."

Dana McKay
Assistant Special Agent - U.S. Department of Education’s
Office of Inspector General (ED-OIG), Denver, CO

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As the ASAC of the Denver office, Dana supervises agents in Denver, Phoenix, and Long Beach. Dana joined ED OIG in 2004 as a Special Agent.

Dana’s training has included the Criminal Investigator Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glenco, GA, advanced interviewing and interrogation, public corruption, financial investigative techniques, leadership, physical fitness certification, and Crucial Conversations.

Prior to her position at ED OIG, Dana was employed as an English and French teacher at a high school and middle school in Montana. Dana is a graduate of Montana State University Northern in Havre, MT, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a minor in French.

Rachel Touchatt
WSU Tech, Kansas, RMASFAA State Swap Representative

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Rachel Touchatt is the Assistant Director of Financial Aid at WSU Tech.  Rachel has worked in the Financial Aid industry for over 20 years. She currently oversees the student loan portfolio for the college and determines financial aid eligibility for student aid offers. She has a passion for helping students achieve their dreams and strives to consistently treat everyone with compassion, respect and kindness.

Rachel completed the Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) Program in April 2022 and is the current Secretary for the Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA).  Rachel has had experience as the Director of Financial Aid at a private college, was a one-woman financial aid office working with adult students in a clock-hour career center, and now works to help students with financial aid so they can receive a quality higher education in workforce training.  

Rachel has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in Psychology and Education.  Rachel and her husband fell in love over coffee more than 25 years ago and their family consists of three daughters: ages 20, 15 and 8, and their miniature labradoodle “Kong”. When she is not reading fiction or coloring in adult coloring books, she enjoys helping others, whether at home, work, through church, or in the community.

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