What excites you most about joining the new law school administration?
This is a wonderful opportunity for me to be part of dedicated group of professionals in the best law school in the nation. I’m excited about utilizing my past experiences from public as well as private institutions to streamline the Financial Aid process and to fulfill the needs of the students through clear communication and solid supporting policies. It gives me great hope for the future of the Financial Aid office when I hear Dean Chemerinksy state: "After years of planning, the University of California, Irvine School of law is no longer just an idea but reality."
Describe a favorite project from your career.
I had the opportunity to accomplish many projects during my career at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and at Otis College of Art and Design. At Otis, I was able to implement a digital document imaging system to create a paperless environment, which significantly increased productivity, improved workflow and eliminated unnecessary paperwork. The Financial Aid office was the first office on campus to become paperless and green. With the new document imaging system in place, Otis Financial Aid staff was able to store, enhance, retrieve and manipulate hardcopy documents. Students were happy with the easy and seamless process. Students were encouraged to take advantage of online tools.
What are you most excited about doing in the first years of the law school?
Today’s economy has brought new challenges to the financial aid industry and to our students. As the new Financial Aid Director, my goal is: