La Saundra has over 19 years of student financial aid experience in both two-year and four-year public and four-year private institutions. La Saundra came to Financial Aid Services (FAS) in 2017. As a senior consultant, she supports financial aid offices across the country. She provides Interim Staffing, Consulting and Assessment services to improve business processes, strengthen compliance efforts, and enhance student satisfaction.

Her previous experience includes tenure with the University of Cincinnati, Seton Hall University, and Florida A&M University For seven years prior to joining (FAS), La Saundra served as a member the of Enrollment Management team as the director of financial aid at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

La Saundra is experienced with several financial aid software systems, including Ellucian (SunGard) Banner, Oracle PeopleSoft, Ellucian (Datatel) Colleague, and the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of applications and website for administering federal student aid.

La Saundra served as OASFAA’s Southwest regional representative from 2012 to 2013. She has been a member of National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) for several years.

La Saundra received her Bachelor of Science from Northern Kentucky University and Master of Science in Education from Illinois State University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education from Union Institute and University.

FAS really has top-notch people. They are very professional and easy to deal with. It’s an organization I can trust and be assured that whatever they do or advise will be accepted by the DOE as being true and compliant."

- Eric Nelson | (Former) Vice President for Finance | Wesley College