Rogers to direct Peabody financial aid

By Jane Sevier

Samantha Rogers
Samantha Rogers

Samantha Rogers, assistant director of student financial aid at Vanderbilt University, has been named director of student financial aid for Vanderbilt Peabody College. In this role, she will collaborate with Peabody’s director of graduate admissions to expedite admissions and financial aid at the college.

“We are excited to welcome Samantha Rogers to Peabody,” said Catherine Gavin Loss, associate dean for academic affairs and professional education and associate professor of the practice of leadership, policy and organizations. “With her knowledge of our students and expertise in financial aid, Samantha will play an integral and strategic role in advancing Peabody’s mission.”

Rogers holds a master of science in counseling psychology and a bachelor of science in psychology from Tennessee State University. She began her financial aid career in 2006 at Belmont University, ultimately advancing to become assistant director of financial aid there. In 2015, she joined Vanderbilt in her current role. Over the last six years, she has served as liaison between the Office of Student Financial Aid and Peabody College, working directly with Peabody students and staff.

“My mission at Peabody will be to streamline the financial aid process for students and to remain committed to excellence,” Rogers said.

“While at Vanderbilt, Samantha Rogers has done an excellent job of working with Peabody students to make the possibility of affording a great education a reality,” said Brent Tener, executive director of Vanderbilt’s Student Financial Aid and Scholarships. I am excited that she is moving into this new role to ensure that we are meeting the strategic goals of Peabody and providing a world-class learning environment to students without regard to their socio-economic status.”

Rogers assumes her new duties at Peabody Nov. 1, when she also will become associate director of the university’s Office of Student Financial Aid.