Division Chief of Program Administration & Services
As the Division Chief of Program Administration and Services, Tae Kang oversees the administration of the California Student Aid Commission’s financial aid programs including the Cal Grant, Middle Class and Chafee grant. Additionally, his division provides service and training to students, parents, high schools and universities throughout California.
Mr. Kang started his financial aid career with the University of California at Davis and Irvine campuses before moving to the California Student Aid Commission in 2006 as an analyst. He rose through the management ranks before promoting to the Division Chief role in December of 2020. He has nearly twenty years of experience in the Higher Education and Financial Aid industry.
During his career at the California Student Aid Commission, Mr. Kang has been responsible for expanding the state financial assistance programs through technical enhancements, program improvements and student advocacy. He has successfully led the implementation of historic programs and applications such as the Middle Class Scholarship, Race to Submit Dashboard and the California Dream Act Application.