Meet The Staff

Financing a college education should not be a burden. The Southeast Student Financial Services staff is knowledgeable and ready to assist you with navigating through the financial process.

Student Accounts

Verona Lambert – Director
Maggie Buhs – Assistant Director
Darcy Uzoaru – Assistant Director, Operations

Financial Counselors

Financial Counselors are the primary point of contact with Student Financial Services. These highly trained staff members can assist you through all aspects of the financial process. If you have questions about a bill, obtaining financial aid, or other financial concerns, contact a Financial Counselor.

  • Maggie Buhs – Assistant Director
  • Debbie Carter – Financial Counselor
  • Egbar Ozenkoski – Sr. Financial Counselor
  • Beth Seesing – Sr. Financial Counselor
  • Linda Williams – Sr. Financial Counselor
Operations Staff

Members of our operations staff work behind the scenes and process numerous tasks. Operations members work with third party agencies, generate bills, process credit balances, and complete many other processes.

  • Darcy Uzoaru – Assistant Director, Operations
  • Brooke Reeves – System Administrator & Compliance Officer
  • Missy Randen – Program Specialist
  • Carmen Thomas – Program Specialist
  • Lindsey Luebbers – Graduate Assistant
Cashier’s Office

The Cashier’s Office is responsible for collecting and processing payments to the university.

  • Shelia Haman – Cashier

Financial Aid

Linda Buerck – Interim Director and System Administrator


Our loan staff determines loan eligibility, processes federal and private education loans, assists with special loan based situations (such as study abroad and second degree programs), and oversees the TEACH grant.

  • Sarah Niswonger – Coordinator
  • Melissa Harper – Program Specialist
  • Paula Holekamp – Program Specialist
Satisfactory Academic Progress/Missouri Residency

This area monitors compliance with our satisfactory academic progress policy. In addition they review applications for Missouri residency for fee purposes, monitors athletic scholarships and compliance, and international scholarships.

  • Alicia King – Coordinator
  • Kristen Seabaugh – Program Specialist
  • Casey Mehner – Graduate Assistant

Our scholarship staff monitors scholarship eligibility/renewal, processes outside scholarships awarded to students, administers all Southeast and state scholarship programs, Access Missouri grants, and consortiums with other institutions. 

  • Krissy Loenneke – Coordinator
  • Cheryl Cooper – Program Specialist
Verification & Student Employment

Verification staff verifies financial aid information, oversees the review of special circumstances or statuses, processes student employment paperwork, and prepares financial aid packages for students.

  • Linda Buerck – Assistant Director
  • Dee Dee Stevens – Program Specialist


Phone: 573.651.2253
Fax: 573.651.5006

Hours: 8am-5pm M-F,
(9am-5pm Wed)

Student Financial Services
Academic Hall Room 019
One University Plaza, MS 3740
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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Meet the Staff