Financial aid administrator appointed acting director

Marian Doll, a financial aid administrator since May 1990, will assume the position of acting director of the Student Awards and Financial Aid office while a formal search identifies a permanent successor to Aase Houser, who will retire August 1.

In announcing the appointment, Dave Bussière, assistant vice-president, admissions and records, praised Houser’s almost 40 years of service to the university, characterized by her “calm demeanour, diplomacy and tact” when dealing with stressful situations.

“Over the 14 years since she assumed the director’s role, Aase has led her staff through significant changes related to Ontario Student Assistance Program service delivery and system enhancement initiatives, as well as through significant growth in our scholarship and bursary programs,” he said. “Her knowledge and expertise in the field of student financial assistance will certainly be missed across campus and across the Province of Ontario.”