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Macon Native Tapped to Oversee $1.4 Trillion Student Loan Program

By Stanley Dunlap
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June 23, 2017

A Macon native could soon lead the $1.4 trillion federal student loan program.

A. Wayne Johnson has been nominated by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as chief operating officer for Federal Student Aid, the largest provider of higher education student loans in the nation.

DeVos said she plans to appoint Johnson to the position because of his experience with technology, business background and research on student loan debt, according to a release.

“Wayne is the right person to modernize FSA for the 21st century,” DeVos said in a statement. “He actually wrote the book on student loan debt and will bring a unique combination of CEO-level operating skills and an in-depth understanding of the needs and issues associated with student loan borrowers and their families."


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