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Kathy Hunts’ Start in Higher Education

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Financial Aid Services (FAS) and Genesis Software, we are known for our industry expertise with decades worth of experience. But how did our experts first begin their journey in the world of Higher Education and Financial Aid? This month, meet Kathy Hunt, our Managing Director and multi-subject expert. Learn more about her voyage to FAS below!


How did I end up as FAS? It is an interesting journey, but I wouldn’t change a thing. I truly believe all things happen for a reason!

I graduated college with a degree in Education. I was also blessed to be a collegiate athlete. The toll the body takes at this level of competition can be tough, so I spent many days in the training room having my muscle aches massaged back to health. Knowing the impact massage therapy made on my health, I decided to pursue a massage therapy license. From here, I spent several years working with athletes with sports massage and rehab therapies.

I received a call from a friend letting me know of a school in the area looking to start a massage therapy program and they asked me if I’d be interested in helping them develop this program. Fast forward one year later, I became the Director of Curriculum Development and taught Anatomy and Physiology for 10 years. Little did I realize we were a client of FAS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

My journey with FAS began in 2011, with another phone call from a friend telling me that FAS would be a great fit. I was hired in the Verification Department. Over the past 12 years, my experience in financial aid grew in many directions from verification to compliance. The rewards of working at FAS are endless. I love working with our clients and assisting in their own successes with their school and students. Along with my awesome colleagues, I look forward to many more years and opportunities with FAS!

 

Did you learn something new about Kathy? Let her know in the comments below!

If you are new to the Higher Education industry, or have been around for years, we would love to hear how YOU began!

 

1 Comment

  1. Sandra O'Connell

    June 9, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    FAS is so blessed to have Kathy on Board. I am personally blessed that Kathy joined our FAS Family 12 years ago. Not only did she dive right in with her organizational skills and reform our entire verification department and Student Eligibility Review for the better, she also has been so supportive mentally to so many team members and especially supportive to me. Kathy came into her role as Managing Director very naturally using her strengths in understanding and listening to people when they communicate their struggles and ideas. Kathy has an amazing knack to calmly assess and then diligently create solutions, whether it be organizing procedures, departments or people’s positions and roles, she brings genuine care to each person she helps. FAS has grown in amazing ways thanks to all that Kathy puts in and our client schools have benefitted the most from the strengthened processing and consulting we now have. I enjoy working alongside and with Kathy every day and look forward to tackling together the next “puzzle” thrown our way.

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