SWU Names Gillespie Financial Aid Director
Daniel High grad promoted.
Southern Wesleyan University announced the promotion of Melanie Gillespie to financial aid director.
Gillespie, who has 14 years of financial aid experience, previously served as assistant director of financial aid for students enrolled in traditional degree programs, a post she has held since 2005. She began her work with the university in 1998 as a data entry clerk. In 2000 she was promoted to program compliance specialist.
Gillespie holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master of science in management degree, both from Southern Wesleyan. A Central native, she is also a graduate of Daniel High School.
“There is a difference between working at a job and loving and believing in where you work,” Gillespie said. “My heartbeat is for Central, S.C. and Southern Wesleyan University. I love where we are, who we represent, and what I can do to help students become successful.”
She is married to Dale Gillespie and has two children: Karly, 15, and Kyle, 12.
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