Charles “Buddy” Mayfield found his way to Missouri Valley College in 2000 from Dyersburg, Tenn. At MVC Buddy was a member of the Viking football team, V-Club, and he was named to the Dean’s List six semesters and graduated cum laude in 2004.
Buddy earned his master’s degree in education administration from Lindenwood University, graduating cum laude in 2006. During this time Buddy was the MVC intramural coordinator. In 2005 Buddy assumed the role as the MVC financial aid director.
Buddy represents MVC on several committees and organizations. He is the institutional representative for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), where he was nominated to attend the Ethics Symposium; and the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP), where he was a presenter at the 2008 Summer Institute.
Most recently he was appointed as a committee member for the U.S. Department of Education’s rulemaking committee after a nationwide search. Nominated by the National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs, Inc (NCHELP) and selected by the U.S. Department of Education, Buddy and the committee members developed proposed regulations to implement the changes made to the Higher Education Act by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA).
Buddy’s honors and awards include the peer-voted MVC President’s Staff Excellence Award in 2006, and the 2007 Bob Burger Award from the MASFAP, which is the award recognizing the outstanding contributions of individuals new to the financial aid profession.
Buddy’s understanding of the financial aid process is evident by the many administrative positions he holds in the industry. He is a member of the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education (CBHE) State Financial Aid Committee, this committee is the CBHE’s permanent advisory committee on state student financial aid programs and issues; it works to advise the CBHE on steps needed to modernize and streamline the states student financial assistance programs.
Buddy, and his wife, Rachel (Repking) ’04, reside in Marshall.