Meet the Enrollment Services Staff



Alisha Higley   

Customer Service Manager

Alisha assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BS in Business Administration and currently pursuing a Master's in Interdisciplinary studies
Interesting fact: Backpacked through Western Europe
Favorite campus spot: The bench outside Churchill

Kristen Gast

Director of Financial Aid 

Kristen is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has served in Financial Aid for over 12 years. She started out as a financial aid work-study student and found her dream career from that moment. Kristen loves financial aid, as crazy as that seems!!! 
Education: MA in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University, BA in Communications from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Interesting fact: Kristen is a US Navy Veteran and was one fo the first five women aboard the USS Essex (LHD-2).
Favorite campus spot: Right now, it's the Human Bean!

Matt Stillman

University Registrar/
Co-Executive Director of Student Enrollment      

Matt serves as the University Registrar, the University's FERPA compliance officer and student records officer, and serves as the general manager of the Enrollment Services Center. He supervises student registration, grading, academic progress, student records and transcripts, degree evaluation, academic scheduling and transfer articulation. He collaborates to develop and implement various academic and administrative policies, works on matters of enrollment, retention, and admissions research and planning, and serves as the Building Manager for Britt Hall.
Education: Ed.D in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from University of Nebraska, MS in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from Indiana University and BS in Political Science from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Met wife as a freshman at SOU and have been together ever since. SOU is an important part of his life in many ways.
Favorite campus spot: The fireplace seating area in the Hannon Library

Enrollment Services Associates


Jasmin Evans

Enrollment Services Associate

Jasmin assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BS in Art and EMDA from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: 
Favorite campus spot:

Tamara Hamann

Enrollment Services Associate

Tamara assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BA in English from San Jose State University
Favorite campus spot: Hannon Library

Vacant Position

Enrollment Services Associate

Interesting fact: 
Favorite campus spot: 

Tiffany Thom

Enrollment Services Associate

Education:  BA in Spanish and Humanities with minors in Linguistics and English from California State University-Chico
Interesting fact: Went bungee jumping while studying abroad in Costa Rica and loves sloths

Favorite campus spot: The lawn outside of Britt Hall

Sean Monaghan

Lead Enrollment Services Associate

Sean assists students with registration, financial aid, parking and billing issues.
Education: BA in Communication (Video Production emphasis) from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Has been cast in independent and feature length movies.
Favorite campus spot: Stevenson Union.

Financial Aid


Karinda Decker

Financial Aid Counselor

Karinda administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid.
Education: BA from University of Oregon.
Interesting fact: Loves watching college football.

Karen Grose

Financial Aid Counselor

Karen administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid.  She also has responsibility for the administration of the federal Direct Loan program.

Stephanie Hanigan

Scholarship Coordinator

Stephanie is responsible for managing, reviewing, and awarding scholarships while working with the Foundation Office and other departments on campus to ensure grant and scholarship funding is current and up to date.  She also works closely with the Director and Associate Director of Financial Aid to regulate financial programs and maintain internal and external compliance.  Additionally, she is one of the main contributors in the development of the campus' Financial Literacy Program.
Education: BA in Art, English, and Communication from Juniata College.
Interesting fact: Studied in England for a semester during her senior year of college.
Favorite campus spot: Too many to choose just one!

Brandy Kinsey

Financial Aid Counselor

Brandy administers Financial Aid programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid
Education: Associate's in General Studies from Rogue Community College
Interesting fact: Brandy has been to over 500 country music concerts
Favorite campus spot: Anywhere outside enjoying the scenery

Debbie O'Dea

Financial Aid Counselor

Debbie administers Financial Aid Programs and counsels students and parents about financial aid.  She is also the point of contact for study abroad students.
Education: BA in International Studies from Pacific University and MS in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College.

Eric Walker

ESC IT Consultant

Eric provides technical support for Enrollment Services focusing specifically on financial aid.
Education: BS in Computer Science from Southern Oregon University

Registration and Records


Karen Adams

Academic Scheduling Coordinator

Karen is responsible for academic room scheduling, reviewing and entering catalog information, irregular registrations, creating the finals schedule, and assisting departments with academic course creation and scheduling. 
Education: BA in Music from Western Oregon University and MBA from Marylhurst University.
Interesting fact: Karen is an amateur opera singer.
Favorite campus spot: In front of the fireplace in the SOU Center for the Visual Arts.

Racquel Berglund

Transfer Articulation Coordinator

Racquel is responsible for evaluating and awarding transfer coursework and helps coordinate the development and maintenance of transfer articulation agreements.

Education: BS in Psychology from Southern Oregon University
Interesting fact: Working on a mini farm at home and currently has goats, chickens, and cats.
Favorite campus spot: In any history class.The courtyard by the Schneider Museum of Art (great view of Grizzly Peak).

Mathew Cable

Academic Records Coordinator

Mathew is responsible for academic records, course evaluations, athletic eligibility, academic appeals, and a variety of other core registration and records areas.
Education: Pursuing dual degrees in Art and EMDA at Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Trained in pursuit, defensive, offensive, and combat driving.
Favorite campus spot: Courtyard of the Center for the Arts

Brett Kinsey

Registration and Records IT Consultant

Brett provides technical support for Enrollment Services focusing on parking, registration, records, and fee assessment.
Education: Pursusing a BS in Computer Programming and Software from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Is a former professional bull rider.
Favorite campus spot: In front of his computer.

Julie Hugues

Degree Coordinator

is responsible for degree evaluation and awarding.
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Favorite campus spot:

MaryAnn Neely

Registration Systems Analyst and Production and Support Lead

MaryAnn is the registration system analyst and provides leadership to the Enrollment Services Production and Support team.
Education: BS in Computer Science and Masters in Management, both from Southern Oregon University.
Interesting fact: Enjoys time with kids, grandkids and pets.
Favorite campus spot: SOU athletic facilities watching all team sporting events.

Katrina Simpson

Associate Registrar

Katrina has primary administrative responsibility for coordinating the effective daily operation of student records and registration activities.  Katrina serves as University Registrar in the absence of the University Registrar.
BS in Literature from Southern Oregon University.

Interesting fact: Loves a rainy day.
Favorite campus spot: Susanne Homes residence hall.

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