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Student Financial Aid director finalists announced

September 8, 2015

Two candidates have been selected as finalists for director of UW–Madison’s Office of Student Financial Aid.

Photo: Carly Eichhorst


Photo: Kirk Yats


The candidates are Carly S. Eichhorst, director of student financial services at Augsburg College, and Kirk M. Yats, director of scholarships and financial aid at Central Michigan University.

Each candidate will give a public presentation on “Current Issues and Priorities within the Financial Aid Landscape” at Gordon Dining and Event Center in the Concerto Room from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 15: Kirk M. Yats

Wednesday, Sept. 16: Carly S. Eichhorst

Visit to view candidate CVs and provide feedback from the public presentations.

The director serves as the campus authority on federal, state and institutional aid programs and is a participant in the university’s strategic enrollment management planning. In collaboration with campus colleagues, the director leverages limited aid funds to align with student need as well as campus enrollment priorities.

The Office of Student Financial Aid manages federal, state, institutional and private aid sources totaling more than $280 million annually in traditional federal and state funds as well as $198 million in scholarships and assistantships.

The director reports to Steven Hahn, vice provost for enrollment management.

—Hannah LeDuc