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New Financial Aid Director Named at UW-RF

MAY 19, 2006--A veteran of more than 21 years in public higher education has been named as the new financial aid director for UW-River Falls.

Sandra Oftedahl, who is a UW-RF alumna, will assume her new position on June 1 as part of the Enrollment Management Leadership Team.

Executive Director of Enrollment Services Alan Tuchtenhagen cited her breadth of experience in serving student attendance needs.

"Sandy has worked in several areas of enrollment services during her career," said Alan. In addition to financial aid, she has been involved in student records and advising, and information systems management. Her technical expertise will be a valuable addition to the University ."

Oftedahl's higher education experiences were gained at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, where she also earned a master's degree.

At UW-RF she'll oversee a staff of seven and will be responsible for all policies and practices that support service excellence for students and families throughout the enrollment cycle. She will also have a role in advising parents, students and educators on higher education financing as well as ensure compliance with all federal and state financial aid regulations including institutional scholarship and grant programs, federal grants and need-based loans, federal and institutional work study, and all supplemental loan programs. Moreover, her duties include emphasizing the placement of financial aid and enrollment services on-line.

At CSU, Oftedahl's responsibilities included directing financial aid activities, directing enrollment management information systems, and managing such academic services system as the Degree Audit Reporting System and other technology systems.

Oftedahl is a Westby, Wis., native.


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