History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 115

115 Former DSA Department History: Student Financial Affairs During the early years of financial aid, the primary funding for educational costs consisted of state and federal loans, a small number of college awarded scholarships, and scholarships provided by private sources. Faculty, YMCA personnel, and later staff in the Dean of Students Office were all involved in assisting students with finding resources to attend UF. In 1965, the Office for Student Financial Affairs (SFA) became an official department on the UF campus. The first Director of SFA was Ira Douglas Turner. He directed a staff of 8 full-time employees. The SFA Office was 23 Tigert Hall. In 1969, UF disbursed $9,034,357 in aid to 17,960 students. During the mid-1970s, there was tremendous growth in federal, state, and institutional aid programs. By 1976, UF disbursed $21,926,745 in aid to 27,723 students — nearly tripling the amount disbursed in 1969. In 1979, SFA moved to Anderson Hall. In 1981, disbursements totaled $53,939,872 in aid to nearly 34,000 students. Mr. Turner retired in 1988. In 1988, Karen L. Fooks became director. She directed a staff of 57 full-time staff. In 1990, UF disbursed $69,306,987 in aid to 44,494 students. In 1991, SFA relocated to Peabody/Criser Hall, the newly designed Student Services complex, its present-day location. Ms. Fooks retired in 2011. In 2011, SFA joined the Office of the University Registrar and the Office of University Admission in the newlyformed Division of Enrollment Management. The current director is Richard D. Wilder. Today, SFA has 69 full-time staff members. In 2013, UF disbursed $561,814,847 in aid to 45,995 students. Leadership Ira Douglas Turner 1965 - 1988 Karen L. Fooks 1988 - 2011 Richard Wilder 2012 - present Depa rtment histor ies : for mer dsa depa rtment history : student fi nancial affai r s