Sherily Elliott-Caines has 19 years of experience in higher education, providing leadership qualities in staff training and development. She spent several years successfully working in various departments such as admissions, registrar, graduation, and records management to provide outstanding service. Sherily began her higher education and financial aid career in 1999 when she relocated from the U.S. Virgin Islands. She started as a Registrar and Financial Aid Administrative Assistant at Oglethorpe University. Her ability to adapt and learn quickly earned her a promotion to Financial Aid Advisor 6 months later.
During her years in the financial aid department, Sherily performed assessments to determine students’ financial eligibility, reviewed applications to ensure accuracy, requested missing documentation, monitored enrollment to determine SAP. Sherily’s core strengths are verification review, customer service, SAP, VA certification assistance, and enrollment retention. She is familiar with financial aid regulations, PeopleSoft, Ellucian/Banner, and Slate. Sherily states, “The most rewarding feeling is knowing a graduate achieve their goal and I assisted in some way.”