Region 5 - South Florida

Dear Region V,

My name is Chrissy Gass (she/her/hers), and I would like to introduce myself as your Region V Representative for the 22-23 year. 

I have been working in financial aid for over 12 years, previously at a small, private, non-profit institution and currently at Florida Atlantic University since 2016.

I was a  first generation, non-traditional student, and I am passionate about helping all students understand the intricacies of financial aid and funding their educations. I know it takes more than one call, one visit, one email, or one person to help a student succeed. Recently, I presented “Financial Aid Partnerships – Creating a Village” with my team at the FCAN Summit. I also work with OSFA as outreach liaison for Palm Beach County high schools.

My professional strengths are leadership and team building, and I am strongly invested in growing our future financial aid and student service leaders.

Outside of the financial aid office, I love to cook, read, and spend time with my plants. I am the parent of two adult sons and two tiny pups.

I look forward to working with and for you over this next year. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas for our region.

Hopefully, we will see each other at our Fall Workshop.

Thank you,

Chrissy Gass (she/her), MBA
Director of Scholarships
Florida Atlantic University
Office of Student Financial Aid