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Meet the Enrollment Services Staff

Organizational Chart
Administration

NameResponsibilities
Brian Kinsey
Associate Director of Enrollment Services 
Brian is responsible for managing the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) front office operations and the ESC Production and Support team. Brian also has budgetary responsibility, serves as Building Manager for Britt Hall, and coordinates the Academic Appeals process. He serves as Acting Registrar in the absence of the University Registrar.
Education: BS in History and a Master's in Management, both from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Played Tybalt in two national tours of Romeo and Juliet.
Favorite campus spot: Hannon Library
Peggy Mezger
Director of Financial Aid 
Peggy has administrative responsibility for all aspects of Financial Aid. Peggy's responsibilities include the preparation of student aid budgets, packaging policies and formulas, and ensures compliance with federal, state and institution regulations.
Education: University of Washington
Matt Stillman
University Registrar and Director of Enrollment Services 
Matt has primary administrative responsibility for the operation of the Enrollment Services Center (ESC) and serves as the University Registrar, the University's FERPA compliance officer and student records officer. He supervises the operation of the ESC, student registration, grading, academic progress, student records and transcripts, degree evaluation, academic scheduling and transfer articulation. He collaborates to develop and implement various academic and administrative policies and works as needed on matters of enrollment and admissions research and planning.
Education: Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from University of Nebraska, MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University and BS in Political Science from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Met wife as a freshman at SOU and have been together ever since. SOU is an important part of his life in many ways.
Favorite campus spot: The fireplace seating area in the Hannon Library


Enrollment Services Associates

NameResponsibilities
Karen Adams
ESA
Karen assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BA in Music from Western Oregon University and MBA from Marylhurst University.
Interesting fact: Karen is an amateur opera singer.
Favorite campus spot: In front of the fireplace in the SOU Center for the Visual Arts.
Dona Bugg
ESA

Dona assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BS in Education from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Loves to knit, especially socks, and spin wool.
Favorite campus spot: Hannon Library
Rachell Grubbs
ESA 
Rachell assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BA in English and Writing from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Loves attending outdoor concerts in the summer, particularly at the Gorge Amphitheater and the Hollywood Bowl.
Favorite campus spot: Hannon Library
Tamara Hamann
ESA 
Tamara assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BA in English from San Jose State University
Favorite campus spot: Hannon Library
Ryan Lamanna
ESA 
Ryan assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BBA in Accounting from Marymount University in Arlington, VA.
Interesting fact: Walked about 400 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Northern  Spain in 28 days.
Favorite campus spot: In the sun, on a lonely bench.
Erin McDowell
ESA
Erin assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BA in English and Writing from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Self-proclaimed nerd and tabletop gamer.
Favorite campus spot: Nooks and crannies in the Hannon Library.


Financial Aid

NameResponsibilities
Kimberly Cox
Financial Aid Counselor
Kimberly administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid.  She also has responsibility for the administration of the federal Work-Study program.
Education: University of Colorado
Karen Grose
Financial Aid Counselor
Karen administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid.  She also has responsibility for the administration of the federal Direct Loan program.
Christina Negrete
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Christina administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid. She also has responsibility for the administration of the all federal programs and assists the Director as needed. 
Education: Northern Arizona University
Barbara Ross
Scholarship Coordinator
Barbara manages the scholarship programs for the university. She is also responsible for sending award letters and correspondence to students. 
Michelle Stewart
Financial Aid Counselor
Michelle administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid.
Education: Southern Oregon University


Registration and Records

NameResponsibilities
Jordan Goodson
Registration and Records Specialist
Jordan assists with all areas of Registration and Records.
Education: BS in History from Southern Oregon University
Interesting fact: After getting his front upper teeth knocked out by a golf ball, months later he sneezed his temporary ones out of the window with all of his friends in the car thus simultaneously humbling him and expanding his sense of humor.
Favorite campus spot: In any history class.

Jamie Ross
Degree Coordinator
Jamie updates electronic student records and conducts degree audits and the awarding of all SOU student degrees.
Education: BS in Business Administration - Marketing and MS in Applied Pyschology - Organizational Training and Development, both from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Allergic to chocolate.
Favorite campus spot: Grassy knoll in middle of campus.
Katrina Simpson
Academic Scheduling Coordinator 
Katrina is responsible for academic room scheduling, reviewing and entering catalog information, irregular registrations, creating the finals schedule, and assisting departments with academic course creation and scheduling. 
Education: BS in Literature from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Loves a rainy day.
Favorite campus spot: Susanne Homes residence hall.
John Sousa
Assistant Registrar

John assists with the overall management of various Registration and Records activities, including prioritization of activities, coordination of project management, and training.
Education: BA in Psychology from West Virginia University and MEd in Multicultural Education and K-12 certificate from Northern Arizona University.
Interesting fact: While living in Australia as a kid, John learned to be a street performer and can juggle fire.
Favorite campus spot: Art Department, including the museum and courtyard.


Production and Support

NameResponsibilities
Ryan Fisher
Enrollment Communications and Production Assistant 
Ryan is responsible for the effective coordination of Enrollment Services communications and supervises the Student Tele-Counseling Team.
Education: BS in Speech Communication from Oregon State University.
Interesting fact: Ryan studied Spanish in Chile, and while in South America traveled to Peru to visit Machu Picchu and other archeological sites.
Favorite campus spot:  The Hannon Library “Take a look, it’s in a book… A Reading Rainbow!”
Brett Kinsey
ESC IT Consultant 

Brett provides technical support for Enrollment Services focusing on registration, records and fee assessment.
Education: Pursusing a BS in Computer Programming and Software from Southern Oregon University.
Interest fact: Brett is a former professional bull rider.
Favorite campus spot: In front of his computer.

MaryAnn Neely
Registration Systems Analyst and Production and Support Lead
MaryAnn is the registration system analyst and provides leadership to the Enrollment Services Production and Support team.
Education: BS in Computer Science and Masters in Management, both from Southern Oregon University.
Interest fact: Enjoys time with kids, grandkids and pets.
Favorite campus spot: SOU athletic facilities watching all team sporting events.
Eric Walker
ESC IT Consultant 
Eric provides technical support for Enrollment Services focusing specifically on financial aid.