Staff

Receiving the Best Service Possible 

Anyone with questions about financial aid, student employment, or paying a student's bill, will receive the best service by

Student Financial Services staff can answer or route questions to the best person available to answer them.  If the person who receives the call or e-mail is unable to provide the assistance needed, they will refer the call or email on to the person who can best provide that assistance.

Below is a list of Student Financial Services Office staff along with a brief description of each staff member's responsibilities. 

Redhawk Axis Specialists

This team staffs the Redhawk Axis desk in the atrium of the University Services Building, providing the first point of contact for individuals visiting the Student Financial Services Office in person, by phone or via email.

  • Becca Bello
  • Janelle Eastland
  • Brittany Goff
  • Lindsey Poisson
  • John Wilkins


Student Financial Aid Counselors

Student Financial Services Counselors have primary responsibility for working with students and their families to help them understand financial processes from beginning to end; from applying for aid to preparing and revising students' financial aid awards to offering suggestions for how students and families can cover the student's educational expenses.  While students frequently develop relationships with a particular Counselor, Student Financial Services has learned that students and their families often receive quicker service by visiting the office and seeing a counselor on a walk-in basis, sending an email question to our office address or calling our main number. Although all of the Counselors assist students with financial matters, some areas of specific counselor responsibility include:

  • Alea Frankwick is the Student Employment Coordinator responsible for part-time student employment programs both on and off campus, including the Federal and State Work Study programs.
  • Kristina Kelyn works on verifying the FAFSA information of new students and also coordinates financial aid awards for student who receive VA benefits.
  • Edith Larson is the Scholarship Coordinator and responsible for awarding departmental scholarships, State Need Grant, and College Bound.  She is also responsible for managing scholarships through the College Success Foundation.    
  • Gabby Santos coordinates financial aid awards for students who receive VA Benefits, oversees the SFS document imaging process and assists with system-related projects and issues.
  • Angela Wuttig is the SFS liaison with the Education Abroad Office. Currently on leave.   

Financial Services Loan and Records Evaluators 

Financial Services Loan and Records Evaluators are responsible for much of the "background" work in the Student Financial Services Office. They are responsible for receipt and transmission of data between Seattle University and the federal financial aid systems, maintaining integrity between those systems. In addition to system processing and integrity, evaluators certify private educational loans and complete the federally-required verification process on students' Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSAs). 

  • Harvey Sugimoto, Lead Evaluator, supervises the Evaluator Group, is responsible for ELM alternative loan processing and is the liaison for Department of Education inquiries.
  • Hieng Eng
  • Kristi Kallander
  • Alex Tabet

Student Account Representatives

Student Account Representatives are responsible for posting payments to students' accounts and processing refunds due to students because of financial aid or overpayments on accounts. They also handle invoicing for third party sponsors, processing requests for payment plans and questions about billing and late fees. 

  • Mindy Hoover

Account Resolution Specialists

Account Resolution Specialists are responsible for contacting former students who have outstanding debts to the University. Whenever possible, they establish special payment agreements to resolve past due debts and are responsible for referring accounts with unresolved delinquent balances to collection agencies:

  • Gena Asmore
  • Diego Chavez

Student Financial Services Management Team

The Student Financial Services Management Team works together to coordinate the efforts of all members of the SFS Staff:

 

  • Jeff Scofield
    Director
    (206) 296-5852
  • James Austin
    Associate Director
    (206) 296-5845
    Jim is responsible for maintaining and updating the SFS electronic systems and supervises the systems analyst.
  • Patrick Beirne
    Associate Director
    (206) 296-5836

    Patrick is the operations supervisor in charge of the Billing Representatives, Account Resolution Specialists and Operations groups

  • Yen Ngo
    Associate Director
    (206) 296-5884
    Yen is the student contact supervisor in charge of the Redhawk Axis and Financial Aid Counseling groups and serves as the SFS Compliance Officer.