(July 5, 2012)

Viskozki appointed Director of Financial Aid

SHREVEPORT, LA — Lynette Viskozki '85 officially accepted Centenary's Director of Financial Aid position as of July 2. She previously served as Financial Aid Assistant Director for over two decades.

Lynette Viskozki \'85
Lynette Viskozki '85

"In her time here, Lynette has demonstrated an exceptional level of dedication and distinction," said Monty Curtis, Vice President for Enrollment Services. "She has garnered the respect and affection of both her colleagues and the students with whom she works. We expect this transition to be a seamless one for Lynette and want to thank her for her continued contribution to our community."

Viskozki began work in the Financial Aid Office the spring semester of her freshman year in 1983. Upon graduation, the Centenary alumna became a full-time employee of the Financial Aid Office, first as a Financial Aid Counselor and then Assistant Director of Financial Aid.

"I could not have imagined when I enrolled at Centenary in 1982 that I would have not only a great college experience but also the opportunity to become a part of the Centenary family upon graduation and find a career that I love."

Viskozki takes over the position from previous Director of Financial Aid Mary Sue Rix, who is retiring after 26 years at Centenary.

"Mary Sue has been the backbone of this department, a pillar in the financial aid community, and a great mentor to me," said Viskozki. "We have challenged each other and complemented each other. I know she will remain an inspiration to the department, Centenary College, and every student she has helped along the way."

As a Centenary legacy, Viskozki has had a long history with Centenary. Both her parents are graduates as are her husband, in-laws, aunt, uncle, brother, and sister. Her daughter, Emma, just finished her freshman year at Centenary. Her connection to the College runs deep:

"I've always said that Centenary means so much more to me than just a job—I am a legacy, a graduate, as is my husband and his family, and now—a proud Centenary mom. As a Louisiana Methodist minister's daughter, it would be fair to say that Centenary was my calling—even before I knew it."

In preparing for the upcoming fall semester, Viskozki hopes to streamline a few processes in the office while maintaining the personal touch the Office has kept throughout the years.