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SHSU Financial Aid & Scholarships understands the Simplified 2024-2025 FAFSA rollout is challenging for students and families and our team is closely monitoring this process. Our office will continue to act in the best interests of our students as we implement continued Department of Education updates and recommendations.

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Leadership

Director Amy Wilson
Associate Director Erin Carpenter
Associate Director Laura Ringo
Associate Director Ace Thomas
Associate Director Lisa Namken
Associate Director Kristy Mills
Assistant Director, College of Osteopathic Medicine Rebekah Filson

Administrative Staff

Administrative Coordinator III Maria Sorto

Counselors

Associate Director Kristy Mills
Senior Counselor Ale Llamas
Counselor (Graduates and Special Populations) Marissa Green
Counselor (Last name: A-F, N-O) Jennifer Gregory
Counselor (Last name: G-M) Makayla Harris
Counselor (Last name: P-Z) Kriscian Hernandez
Counselor (Reports) Danyela Saldana

Customer Service

Associate Director Lisa Namken
Customer Service Coordinator Stormi Evans
Customer Service Assistant Sierra Nixon
Customer Service Assistant Racheale Fite
Customer Service Assistant Alejandra Garcia
Customer Service Assistant Ashley Thompson

Document Management

Associate Director Lisa Namken
Customer Service Coordinator Stormi Evans
Document Management Jayla Walker

Fund Accounting Area

Associate Director Erin Carpenter
Fund Coordinator Angela Cockrell
Fund Specialist Catherine Aguilar
Fund Specialist Jill Bergman
Work-Study Carla Sanders

Eligibility

Associate Director Erin Carpenter
Eligibility Coordinator Miranda Young
Loan Processor Sara Sparka
State Grants Dawn Phetteplace
Eligibility Assistant Nicolas Casper
Eligibility Assistant Perla Escoto

Technology

Associate Director Laura Ringo
System Analyst and Solutions Support, Sr Kristal Luna
System Analyst and Solutions Support Zachary Pacheco

Scholarships

Director Amy Wilson
Scholarship Coordinator Lacey Price
Scholarship Specialist TBD

Verification

Associate Director Laura Ringo
Processing Coordinator Lacey Kinkelaar
Verification Specialist Matthew Parrott
Verification Specialist TBD
Verification Specialist Nicole Upshaw

Student Money Management

Associate Director Ace Thomas, MA, CPFC®
Program Coordinator Joseph Mesa, MBA, CPFC®
Program Coordinator Tiffany Hubrig, MBA, CPFC®
Personal Financial Coach Angelica "Angie" Devera, CPFC®
Personal Financial Coach Amanda Anway, CPFC®
Personal Financial Coach Alyssa Fox, CPFC®
Personal Financial Coach Robert Fernandez, CPFC®
Personal Financial Coach America Alvarado, CPFC®

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