After leading our financial aid team for nearly 16 years (after three years as an associate director of financial aid), Sara Beth Holman will be trading her daily two-hour commute for a home-based position as Director of Financial Aid Solutions for The College Board, where she will provide support to clients who use the CSS Profile (including Lawrence).
In her nearly 19 years at Lawrence, Sara has been a key member of the university’s leadership team, and–even more important–she has been a helpful guide to thousands of Lawrentians who have come to her for financial aid counseling and support. Her colleague, Ken Anselment, hears from families every year who are grateful for the care and service Sara has provided, and modeled for the rest of her team, which will continue that student-centered approach.
Ryan Gebler, our director of enrollment planning and associate director of financial aid (himself an eight-year veteran of Lawrence’s admissions & financial aid teams), will assume leadership of the financial aid office as interim director.
Sara’s last day will be March 14, at which time we will celebrate her tenure properly in the Viking Room from 4 to 6 p.m. Please stop by and wish her well.
In the meantime, feel free to send her a note to try persuading her to stay.