Kim Wasierski has joined the ctcLink team as the Financial Aid Module Project Lead and will oversee the successful implementation of the Financial Aid/Student Financials portion of the Student/Academic software module. She’ll be working with student financials experts across the system and the vendor team to ensure the software implementation and business process changes are consistent with functional expectations and priorities of the CTC system.
For the past five years , Kim has been a Financial Aid/Student Management Systems Support Consultant at SBCTC Bellevue, supporting colleges in the use of the Financial Aid Module (FAM). She also played a key role in the migration from the legacy (COCO/SAFERS) system to FAM.
Thirteen years ago, Kim started her financial aid career at Tacoma Community College’s financial aid office before moving on to Highline Community College where, in six years, she moved up to senior associate director of financial aid.
“Kim’s detailed approach and deep knowledge of complex processes, such as direct loan processing and package plan development will be a key success factor in helping the financial aid community adopt a highly complex, rules-based system,” said Tara Keen, who, as the Process/Functional manager, will lead Kim and the other functional project leads.
Kim will transition slowly into her new role so she can start getting involved in the ctcLink team planning activities, while also continuing to be available to support colleges and her colleagues with any help they may need with the existing system.
We on the ctcLink team will use that transition time to find the proper safety equipment Kim will need for ctcLink team meetings. You see, we’ve learned Kim can’t stand the taste—or even the smell—of chocolate. What!? Yes, it’s true. And, we are sure that as the project ramps up, chocolate, in all its forms, will flow freely, so we’re in search of a hazmat suit to keep Kim safe and chocolate-free.