Each year, the Willamette Valley Higher Education HR Consortium offers a series of lectures, workshops, and classes focusing on multiple aspects of management improvement, including diversity training, communication skills development, and information updates on laws and regulations governing higher education HR. The 2011 series focused on leadership, avoiding mismanagement, and conflict resolution and mediation.
“Participating in this workshop series was a learning experience,”
Fayne Griffiths is an experienced leader in collegiate financial administration, having worked in colleges and universities in the Portland area for more than thirty years. “Even with all of my experience, I think it’s never too late to learn new skills and improve,” remarked Fayne Griffiths. “In fact, I think ongoing education is the best way to ensure excellent management, and we can all always use a refresher course in our fields’ best practices, especially as economies and regulations change. As the needs of students, and especially the size of their loans, change, it’s important to stay on top of new developments in order to provide them with the most up to date knowledge, advice, and service.”
2011 is Fayne Griffith’s first year at Lewis and Clark College. Previously, Fayne Griffiths was Registrar at the American College of Health Sciences, and the Director of Student Financial Services at Clackamas Community College. Fayne Griffiths has extensive business and management experience, and earned her BA in Business and Organizational Leadership and her MBA from the local George Fox University in 1999. Fayne Griffiths served as a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.