October 13, 2008

Clemons named new financial aid director

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Linda Joy Clemons joins Southern Illinois University Carbondale as the new director of financial aid, effective Nov. 16.

“Ms. Clemons brings to the University nearly 30 years of progressively responsible work as a financial aid professional, including more than 20 as director,” Victoria Valle, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management, said.

Clemons comes to SIUC from the University of Hawaii Manoa, where she has served as director of financial aid services since 2006. She also served at California State University Sacramento for more than 10 years. Clemons is an Illinois native. Her bachelor’s and master’s degrees are in communication arts and sciences from Western Illinois University.

“I am pleased to accept the challenging opportunity to work with you, the financial aid staff, and the campus community as the director of financial aid at SIUC,” she said. “I am dedicated to serving students and being a viable supportive member of the Enrollment Management team.”