Southern    Association   of    Student  
          Financial   Aid   Administrators

Candidate for Vice President

Sarah Dowd

Statement of Candidacy

Zig Ziglar said, “True joy comes when you inspire, encourage and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.”

I am honored to be a candidate for the office of Vice-President and to know that the Executive Board has faith in my ability to inspire, encourage, and guide the professional growth of SASFAA members. My entire professional life has been devoted to financial aid administration and teaching. Serving as an instructor for both SCASFAA’s and SASFAA’s New Aid Officers’ Workshops has been one of the highlights of my service to the associations. As a leader in the office, college, and associations, my goal has always been to equip others with the knowledge and skills needed to meet the needs of the students, and the individual goals of the professional. I look forward to the opportunity to serve SASFAA as Vice President.


BA, Newberry College

MAT, Charleston Southern University

Graduate Certificate, CCLA, University of South Carolina


Associate Director of Financial Aid, present

Assistant Director, Awarding & Customer Service, 2014 -2016

Financial Aid and Veterans Assistance, Trident Technical College

Director of Financial Aid, 2012-2014

Tri County Technical College

Director of Financial Aid, 2007-2012

Central Carolina Technical College

English Teacher, Cheer Coach, Dance Coach, District Peer Evaluator

Sumter High School, 2005-2007

Stratford High School, 1997-2004

Director of Financial Aid, 1992-1994

Wingate University

Associate Director, 1988-1992

Charleston Southern University

Director of Financial Aid, 1984-1988

Assistant Director, 1983-1984

Newberry College

Professional Involvement:


Leadership & Legislative Conference


New Aid Officers Workshop Instructor

Conference Moderator

Conference Presenter

Executive Board Member

Task Force Member

               - P&P

               - Communications

               - Conference

Conference Committee

Nominations & Elections Committee


New Aid Officers Workshop

Conference Moderator

CHE Advisory Committee

Conference Presenter

Global Issues Committee

Conference Committee

Budget Committee

Conference Chair

Professional Development Committee

Sponsorship Chair

Nominations & Elections Committee                      

Consumer & Counselor Relations Committee

College Goal Site Coordinator

President Elect


Past President

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