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Four-Year Baccalaureate University Promotes From Within Office Of Financial Aid
A New Director For The Department
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Shawn Henderson has been promoted to serve as the director of financial aid. In his role, Henderson will be responsible for overseeing the financial aid process and the financial aid staff, managing the administration of the financial aid program, and ensuring the university’s compliance with all federal, state and institution program policies and regulations for traditional and nontraditional programs. Additionally, Henderson will lead the development of processes that will maximize the use of financial aid dollars in order to promote the recruitment and retention of William Peace University students.
With more than 10 years of higher education experience, Henderson has served in William Peace University’s Office of Financial Aid since 2001. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Shaw University in Raleigh, a MBA from Strayer University and an Educational Specialist degree from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Deeply involved in the professional community, Henderson is a member of the NC Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA) and the Southern Association of Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA).
“We are proud to announce that Shawn, who has been with our institution for nearly 12 years, will now serve as our director of financial aid, and will work to ensure that affordability is made possible across the board for all students,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Shawn has demonstrated through his years with William Peace University that he possesses a keen understanding of both the financial aid process, and the integral components that go into financial regulations and compliance. He truly is a valued asset and essential member of our university staff, and I congratulate him on assuming his new responsibilities.”
“It was during my own undergraduate education that I first developed an appreciation for the dedication and passion behind the individuals who work in the office of financial aid,” said Henderson. “I am proud to serve as William Peace University’s director of financial aid, and I look forward to assisting the department as we work to improve and expand our efforts in ensuring that all student needs our met throughout the educational process.”
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.