As an Associate Director in Financial Aid, Ben Montecillo exemplifies leadership through his tireless example of dedication to his job, enthusiasm in every-day tasks, his “can-do attitude,” and unmatched work ethic. He fosters an environment of creativity and efficiency, is ready to listen to others and is willing to be flexible. He helps his staff become critical, reflective thinkers about all their processes, convincing them that they can always do more and be more in their positions for the good of the students they serve. Dedicated to making each student experience personal and efficient, Ben helps foster an environment of transparency in his everyday tasks and encourages his staff to do the same. Ben's unwavering dedication to student success is evident in all he does.