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Glenda Eichman

Glenda Eichman

Associate Director

Shelley GShelley Griffin

Project Administrator

Peer Financial Counselors: Meritrust Credit Union Scholars

Student may schedule a free session via Navigate with any of our peer financial counselors.

Peer counselors are assigned as a liaison to an academic college to support the financial well-being of all students in that college by networking with faculty and staff to connect our services to their students, hosting resource tablings and providing peer-led financial education opportunities for student organizations in their liaison college.

Want to get involved? Apply to be a peer financial counselor.

College of Architecture, Planning & Design

Keaton Verdict

Keaton Verdict

Junior, Finance; minors in Personal Financial Planning and Entrepreneurship | Shawnee, KS

Quin Vlach

Quin Vlach

Junior, Personal Financial Planning | Bonner Springs, KS

College of Arts & Sciences

Chip Sekabanja Chipo Sekabanja

Sophomore, Economics and Computer Science | Kampala, Uganda

Liaison college: Arts and Sciences, social sciences

Jackson RohnJackson Rohn

Junior, Personal Financial Planning | Topeka, KS

Liaison college: Arts and Sciences, natural sciences

Kirsten OuelletteKirsten Ouellette

Junior, Personal Financial Planning; minor in Graphic Design | Washington, KS

Liaison college: Arts and Sciences, arts and humanities

College of Education

James DJames DeRouchey

Sophomore, Ag Business | Wamego, KS

College of Engineering

Brenton WildenBrenton Wilden

Junior, Accounting and Finance | Gardner, KS

College of Health & Human Sciences

RJ SalmenRJ Salmen (he/they)

Senior, Personal Financial Planning; minors in Leadership Studies and Queer Studies | Olathe, KS

Drew PhotoDrew Cason

Junior, Personal Financial Planning | Kansas City, MO

College of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate School

Halle SchindlerHalle Schindler

Graduate Student, MBA | Paola, KS

Turner AndrewsTurner

Freshman, Management | Stilwell, KS


Graduate School

Nathan PhotoNathan Haney

Sophomore, Personal Financial Planning | Shawnee, KS

Global Campus

Alonna Alonna Cross

Junior, Personal Financial Planning | Maryville, MO

Michael PumphreyMichael Pumphrey, AFC®

Graduate Student, Personal Financial Planning; certificate in Financial Therapy | Houston, TX


Meritrust Credit Union

Meritrust logoThe Meritrust Credit Union scholars program engages students in a premier service-learning opportunity as a peer financial counselor supporting their success as future financial professionals. Meritrust Credit Union Scholars participate in professional development and enrichment opportunities to prepare them as future leaders in financial services.

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Emeritus Staff

Jodi Kaus, director emeritusJodi Kaus, JD, CTFA

Director Emeritus

Meet previous peer counselors