|By PR Newswire||
|September 4, 2012 05:18 PM EDT||
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Webster University Senior Vice President and Provost Dr. Julian Z. Schuster today announced the appointment of James A. Myers to the position of Director of Financial Aid. Myers, who will join Webster on Sept. 10, currently serves as Director, Office of Financial Aid at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.
At Webster, Myers will be responsible for the administration of all student financial aid programs and for maintaining accountability for all funds in accordance with federal, state and University regulations. He will direct the processing of all financial aid applications at Webster's home campus and other site locations, and oversee the advising and counseling of all students regarding availability of financial aid resources. Myers will report to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management.
"James Myers brings to this position nearly two decades of increasingly responsible experience, including 15 years in higher education financial aid," Provost Schuster said. "We are confident that James will be an immediate asset to Webster University, and that he will build a strong team and mobilize staff around important goals as the University continues on its path of achieving global academic and operational excellence."
As Director, Office of Financial Aid at McKendree University, a position he has held since 2006, Myers led the day-to-day operation of the University's financial aid programs at its home campus in Lebanon, Ill., as well as its site locations at Scott Air Force Base and in Kentucky. Prior to joining McKendree, Myers was Director, Midwest of Sallie Mae, Inc. in St. Louis, where he led the marketing of graduate and professional student loan programs in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He also served as Assistant Director of Student Business Services for Chapman University in Orange, Calif., and as Financial Aid Counselor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.
"I am pleased to join the Financial Aid team at Webster University," Myers said. "I see much opportunity for us to work together with the University community to take Webster's financial services to the next level. We can do this by contributing to achieve the Webster University 2015 Stretch Goals."
"We are very excited to have Jim Myers joining the Webster team," said Anne Edmunds, associate vice president for enrollment management. "Jim's breadth of experience in student financial services has uniquely prepared him to lead our financial aid office in helping Webster students finance their education as they prepare for lives of global citizenship and individual excellence."
Myers holds an MBA degree from Southeast Missouri State University and an undergraduate degree in business from Western Illinois University. He is active in the National, Midwest, Illinois and Kentucky Associations of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and in the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
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