Governor Brown Appoints Notre Dame de Namur University President to Student Aid Commission

Belmont, CA—Governor Brown appointed Dr. Judith Maxwell Greig, President of Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU), to the California Student Aid Commission effective July 22nd. The California Student Aid Commission is primary state agency responsible for administrating all state administered financial aid.

“President Greig will be a tremendous asset to the California Student Aid Commission.  I know she will strive to ensure California’s low-income students have access to financial aid at the higher education institution that best fits their needs,” said Kristen Soares, President of Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU).

The AICCU recommends candidates from the Independent California Colleges and University sector for the position to the Governor’s office. The Governor’s appointments unit then goes through an extensive process to select the appointee and President Greig was selected as the most qualified to serve the needs of students.

President Greig, will work closely with other members of the commission to make education beyond high school financially accessible to all Californians. In her tenure at NDNU, Greig has worked tirelessly to provide access to higher education—especially for underserved and underrepresented student populations. At NDNU, more than 58% of undergraduates are from underrepresented populations and more than 90% of undergraduate students receive need-based aid.

“Ensuring access to and success in higher education for all deserving students is a critical priority for the State of California. I am truly honored to serve on the California Student Aid Commission to help ensure that students receive financial resources to support the next steps in their educational journeys,” said Greig.


Notre Dame de Namur University is a Catholic, not-for-profit, coeducational institution serving 1,900 traditional aged and adult students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1851, by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, NDNU maintains a strong commitment to access for diverse populations, academic excellence, social justice and community engagement. The university is fully accredited and offers over 30 undergraduate, graduate and credential programs. The historic, 50-acre campus is located on the San Francisco Peninsula in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit


The California Student Aid Commission is primary state agency responsible for administrating all state administered financial aid. The commission provides financial aid policy analysis and leadership, in partnership with California’s colleges, universities, financial institutions, and financial aid associations.