Meet our Financial Aid Team

Our Financial Aid Team

We're here to answer your financial aid questions and help make your college education affordable.

Michelle Standridge

Director of Financial Aid

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Michelle holds two bachelor's degrees: a BA in Art and a BS in Accounting from Spalding University.  She also completed her master's degree in Business Communication with a concentration in Organization Leadership at Spalding.  She has worked for Spalding University since 2009.   She very active in the state and regional financial aid associations and currently sits as President of the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA).  Michelle enjoys association work and has chaired many committees and has presented trainings to help grow the financial aid committee within Kentucky.  She has a passion for financial aid and truly enjoys connecting individually with students, helping them navigate their journey to become world changers.

Sandy Neel

Associate Director of Financial Aid

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Sandy has a BS in Education Counseling Psychology and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. Sandy is a first-generation college student and was a non-traditional student all throughout her college career. She got her start in financial aid as a federal work-study student. She is very active in the state, regional, and national level financial aid associations and has held various leadership positions. On the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator (KASFAA) Board, she has chaired various committees and held various positions including the position of president. In the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA), she has held various leadership roles including president, and in the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator (NASFAA), she has served on the Board and many committees. Currently, Sandy serves on the NASFAA Diversity Leadership Committee as a mentor to a new financial aid administrator looking to take on leadership roles.  Sandy is passionate about advocating for financial aid and has been to capitol hill on several occasions to meet with US senators and representatives on financial aid issues that impact students. She has also done this at the state level on various occasions.

Sean Campbell

Financial Aid Counselor

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Sean Campbell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009. He is a transplant to Louisville from Cleveland, Ohio. He has been a member of the Financial Aid team at Spalding University since 2018 and has worked in higher education administration since 2015. He is passionate about providing access to higher education for all people, regardless of their financial means.

Dawn Graviss

Financial Aid Coordinator

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Dawn Graviss has over 30 years of financial aid experience and joined the Spalding Financial Aid team in 2021. She is active in the state and regional associations and has served on the board of the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator (KASFAA). On the KASFAA board, she served as the private sector representative and has volunteered for various committees with KASFAA and SASFAA (Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators). Her favorite part of financial aid is helping students achieve their dreams of a college education.

Office of Financial Aid

(502) 873-4330