Dec. 26, 2012
-- Fayne Griffiths is excited to celebrate thirty-two successful years as a financial aid and student accounts administrator with multiple colleges in the Portland, Oregon area. Fayne Griffiths began her career in 1989 as Director of Financial Aid at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and today works at Lewis and Clark College as the Director of Student and Departmental Account Services.
“Financial aid is an extremely important aspect of attaining a good education for many students, especially today, as education costs continue to increase,” said Fayne Griffiths. “I’m proud to have been making a difference in the lives of students throughout Portland for the past thirty years.”
Fayne Griffiths put herself through college as an undergraduate studying business management at George Fox University while working as the Director of Financial Aid and Director of Student Services at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. In 1995, upon receiving her BA, Fayne Griffiths enrolled in an MBA program as George Fox .
“Working and going to school at the same time was very much an eye opener for me,” said Fayne Griffiths. “It gave me a deeper understanding of how difficult it can be for students who are juggling full time work to put themselves through college.”
In 2006, Fayne Griffiths joined the staff at Clackamas Community College as Director of Student Financial Services, and became Registrar of the American College of Health Sciences in 2010. In 2011, Fayne Anne Griffiths became Director of Student and Departmental Account Services, a post that she still holds today. Fayne Griffiths has held memberships with a number of professional organizations in the financial aid administration field, and continues to attend trainings on administrative management and leadership.
“I’ve learned an incredible amount over the past thirty-two years, and I’ve built fantastic relationships with students, faculty, and administrators throughout Portland,” remarked Fayne Griffiths. “I’m excited to continue growing as an administrator and helping students gain access to education in a financially responsible way.”