Elizabeth (Liz) Rollins has worked in higher education for 24 years. Her experience ranges from private colleges to a large four-year, public university. She has extensive experience in staff training, management, and compliance. In each of her roles, Liz actively provided training and a point of contact within the office to establish policies and standards. Whether acting as a Director or Associate, Liz’s priority has always been dedicated to team development and providing all staff the means to grow as financial aid professionals. Her belief is that each opportunity should allow a person the tools to move forward in their field and for some, into a director role. She is proud of the fact that two of her former college work-study students are now sitting directors in financial aid.
Liz was a manager of compliance for over seven years. This position allowed her to explore all aspects of financial aid as both a manager and mentor. This role allowed her to study the regulations and apply them, ensuring consistent results across multiple campuses.
Implementing a new financial management system can be a daunting task. Liz was the financial aid lead during the implementation of Banner and worked closely with her Ellucian colleagues to ensure a smooth transition of systems and knowledge.
Liz graduated from William Patterson University with a BA degree in English and History. Later, she completed her Master’s in Business/ Information Systems at Saint Peter’s University.