Although she started out with dreams of acting on Broadway, Cameron Robb now enjoys a role of a different kind as the director of Student Financial Services at Argosy University.
In this position, she provides assistance to new and continuing students and their families as they look for ways to afford the cost of tuition for their education. This includes debt management, loan counseling, grant/scholarship opportunities, Federal Work Study programs, and other outside resources.
She also manages staff, student workers, and keeps up-to-date on all federal, state, and local regulations.
“I had the advantage of being both staff and student at Argosy,” Cameron says. “I created a higher expectation of performance for myself because of this. I received tremendous support from my faculty advisor and a truly unforgettable experience in the classroom. I enjoyed my degree very much.”
Cameron began her college education as a musical theater major and pursued the fine arts for years. She has an associate’s degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
“From there, I pursued higher learning in advertising and ultimately completed my bachelor’s degree in English/Secondary Education from Ottawa University,” she says. “By that time, I had been working as an administrator in higher education for seven years.”
So, Cameron decided to pursue a Master of Arts in Education in Instructional Leadership at Argosy University, Phoenix with the aspiration of becoming a teacher.
“I completed my degree around the same time that the State of Arizona was conducting massive layoffs on first-year teachers,” Cameron says. “So economically, it made more sense for me to accept a leadership position in student financial services rather than start a new job with high risks in terms of security and a definite pay cut.”
As director of Student Financial Services, she strives to strengthen students’ financial literacy. She has high expectations for her performance because she has been both a student and staff member at Argosy University.
“I received tremendous support from my faculty advisor and a truly unforgettable experience in the classroom,” he says. “I enjoyed getting my degree very much.”
Cameron’s advice to current students: “Take your education seriously,” he says. “Learn from every class, instructor, and student. Be a part of the team and do the work that is expected.”
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