ITEM 114-101-R0102   Attachment                                    January 17-18, 2002



TO:                 Board of Regents


FROM:           Arlene Hannawalt


RE:                 Nominations to the Student Loan Advisory Council


DATE:            January 17, 2002

There is one vacancy on the Student Loan Advisory Council for a representative from the lending community.


It is my recommendation that D. W. Eiler be appointed from Wells Fargo Bank to represent the lender community, effective January 1, 2002 for a three year term ending December 31, 2004.  Well Fargo Education Finance Service is largest lender that originates loans under the Montana Guaranteed Student Loan Program, and represents over 20% of MGSLP’s guarantee new loan volume.


D. W. Eiler has been with Well Fargo Education Financial Services as a Regional Market Manager since 1998 .  Prior Mr. Eiler is an Account Executive with Wells Fargo-Education Financial Services.  Mr. Eiler is a member of the Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and represents Wells Fargo Bank on student loan issues.  He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Eiler was a systems consultant for Computers Unlimited.