Founded in 1888 as Bishop Clarkson Memorial School of Nursing, Clarkson College is now one of the most thriving allied health care colleges in the region. Located in Omaha, NE, the College has doubled its enrollment over the past decade. When the College needed an interim financial aid director, Controller Megan Wickless-Mulder called on FAS after meeting company representatives at a conference.
With her strength in financial aid operations and regulatory compliance, as well as knowledge of the College’s PowerFAIDS system, FAS Consultant Kim Driggers was the perfect fit for her four-month assignment at Clarkson College. “Kim came in and was unafraid to dig down and find the answers if there was not a lot of documentation,” said Wickless-Mulder. “She was not afraid of any task or challenge given to her.” Driggers kept operations running smoothly by packaging and awarding financial aid for the upcoming year on time and ahead of schedule. She also helped with special projects, such as a grant application and provided assistance with obtaining Title IV funding for certificate programs, and offered recommendations for streamlining processes and procedures.
“Financial aid is a very important part of college operations,” said Wickless-Mulder. “We had peace of mind knowing that someone with Kim’s expertise was here.” She noted that Driggers was positive, personable and pleasant, and a supportive ear for the staff. “Kim was willing to do everything from verification to special projects to talking with students. She was a problem solver for the office. It was fun to watch her put the pieces of the puzzle together.”