Director of Financial Aid
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Biographical Sketch: Mary Sommers is currently the Director of Financial Aid at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has been working in financial aid in Montana and Nebraska for 26 years. Prior to coming to UNK she was the Director of Financial Aid and also an Admissions Counselor at Rocky Mountain College, Billings, MT.
Mary has served as a representative at Large on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). She also served as chair of the NASFAA's Task for Ethical Standards and now chairs the NASFAA Ethics Commission.
In her state and region Mary has served on two occasions as the President of the Nebraska Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. She was the President of the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA) in 2004. Over her career, Mary has presented at state, regional and national conferences on a number of financial aid and higher education topics.