About Us

The Student Financial Literacy and Advising Office opened in June 2014 as a result of recommendations and outcomes from the Transfer and Student Success Task Forces. Annually there are nearly 100 presentations on and off campus including Paying for College, $mart Money Management, Financial Aid 101, and more attended by thousands.


  • Aug. 15, 2014              WTIC radio (1080 AM) interview with Ray Dunaway
  • Aug. 25,  2014             Channel 30 interview coverage with Lisa Carberg
  • Aug. 28, 2014              Fairfield County Business Journal story
  • Sept. 2014                   Southern Life article: Helping Students Achieve Financial Literacy
  • Sept. 2014                   Southern website article
  • Sept. 17, 2014             Southern News article
  • Oct. 2014                     Connecticut Post, Education Outlook article
  • Nov. 2014                    Southern Alumni Magazine, Fall 2014 issue Dollars and Sense article
  • April 2015                    Southern News article on "My Student Loan Mistakes"
  • April 2015                    You Tube video:  Commercial on Financial Literacy and Advising
  • Oct. 2015                     CT Reality Fair at Hamden High School article and telecast
  • Oct. 2015                     Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit conference presenter
  • Feb. 2016                    Southern News article on Financial Literacy workshops
  • Sept. 2016                   Southern News article on Student loans
  • Jan. 2017                     New Haven Register article
  • Jan. 2017                     Student interview on Student Loan Debt in America
  • Mar. 2017                    Southern ranked 29th Best Financial Literacy Program in the Nation, 2017
  • Sept. 2017                   College Affordability Round Table Discussion at Southern
  • Nov. 2017                    Southern Alumni Magazine note in Dollars and Sense
  • Jan. 2018                     Southern ranked 29th Best Financial Literacy Program in the Nation, 2018
  • Feb. 2018                    Southern webpage article about Financial Literacy
  • Mar. 2018                    Southern EM Newsletter Spotlight
  • Aug. 2018                    Channel 8 WTNH Interview
  • Oct. 2018                     Paying for College presentation at Trumbull High School
  • July 2019                     LendEDU article featuring SCSU Financial Literacy
  • July 2019                    Southern ranked 9th Best Financial Literacy Program in the Nation, 2019
  • Aug. 2019                   Interviews at Channel 8 WTNH: One and two.
  • Oct. 2019                    Students learn to Be Wi$e with Money in Southern News
  • June 2020                   Southern again ranked among Best Financial Literacy programs for 2020 by LendEDU
  • Nov. 2020                   Southern ranked in top 10 Financial Literacy Programs by College Cliffs for 2020
  • Feb. 2021                   Southern Alumni Magazine, Spring 2021 Issue Dollars and Sense article
  • April 2021                   College Financial Literacy podcast with The College Financial Aid Lady
  • May 2021                    WNPR Interview on Financial Literacy for Kids and Beyond.
  • July 2021                    Promoted to Director of Financial Literacy & Advising
  • Oct. 2021                   Crescent Magazine article about student finances
  • Feb. 2022                  Wallet Hub Interview for Valentine's Day
  • July 2022                   Quoted in How to Pay for College book by Ann Garcia
  • Nov. 2022                   Quoted in Money in Your Twenties book by Kristen Jacks
  • May 2023                 Wallet Hub Interview for Credit Cards


Be Wi$e with Money
Financial Literacy
Paying For College
Paying For College by Lew DeLuca
Be Wi$e with Money by Lew DeLuca