Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis
- Financial aid
Barmak Nassirian is director of federal relations and policy analysis for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. In this role, he coordinates federal relations and legislative, regulatory, and public policy at the federal level for AASCU. Nassirian is returning to AASCU after having served the association from 1990-1998 as the director of federal policy analysis. This was followed by nearly 15 years of executive management experience with the Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. In his prior service with AASCU, Nassirian provided analytical support, designed federal cost estimation models and participated in policy development and advocacy for the 1992 and 1998 Higher Education Act reauthorizations. He represented the association on four negotiated rulemaking committees charged with developing regulations to enact the 1992 Amendments and the Student Loan Reform Act of 1993.