Kennedy to Lead Newberry College’s Financial Aid

August 15, 2022

Newberry College has appointed ‘Lola L. Kennedy, of Columbia, as director of financial aid.

Kennedy comes to Newberry College from Allen University, where she also served as financial aid director since 2017. Her career in financial aid has included stints at Spartanburg Methodist College and her alma mater, Benedict College.

“Financial Aid plays a key role in ensuring students access to a high-quality college education,” said David Sayers, Newberry College’s vice president for administrative affairs and CFO. “Ms. Kennedy brings invaluable experience in this vital area, and we are pleased to welcome her to the team.”

The financial aid office prepares aid packages for students, disburses scholarships, grants and other aid, and implements Newberry College’s commitment to affordability.

Kennedy holds an MBA with a concentration in accounting from Strayer University, and a bachelor’s in mathematics from Benedict College.


About Newberry College

Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational institution with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College continues to be ranked among the South’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, consistently honored for value (No. 4), social mobility (No. 7) and overall best (No. 11). Offering baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors, one online graduate program, four online degree-completion programs and five dual-degree programs, the College’s foundation remains grounded in the liberal arts. In addition, the College offers 22 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading, dance and esports. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit