Human Resources

Employee Spotlight Lissa Cullen

Lissa Cullen

Client Relations Representative II
Financial Aid/Student Employment

Lissa began her career in the Department of Financial Aid at Western Illinois University in August 2017 as a Financial Aid Advisor. In May 2018, Lissa promoted to Client Relations Representative II, she currently remains in this position overseeing the hiring of qualified student employees as the Student Employment Coordinator.

Lissa enjoys managing the hiring of students throughout departments across campus, which includes guiding students throughout the hiring process. She is proud to be a WIU employee and values great employees to work with.

One of Lissa's most memorable experiences includes a visit with a prospective student and parent, where Lissa was able to explain how Federal Work Study funds were awarded. The prospective student and parent repeatedly thanked her for the explanation with the mother stating it was the best meeting she had on campus during that visit.

Lissa credits the Financial Aid Advisors for helping her understand the process of awarding a student financial aid and determining a student's eligibility. A favorite WIU pastime of Lissa's is to enjoy a walk throughout the beautiful campus during her lunch break.

When not working, you can find Lissa in the flower garden and hanging out with her family and two dogs.

HR salutes Lissa Cullen as one of our many committed Civil Service employees at WIU!