Associate Director, Financial Aid and Academic Advising

About Tabitha Clark

Tabitha Clark is the Associate Director, Financial Aid and Academic Advising at Harris School of Public Policy. In this role, she will manage financial aid operations for the Dean of Students Office in addition to advising a caseload of public policy master's students.

Prior to joining Harris, Tabitha was Assistant Director of Graduate Financial Aid at the University of Chicago. She also worked for McCormick Theological Seminary in various roles, including Director of Student Financial Planning, International Student Life, Residential Life, and Student Employment. Tabitha previously worked as a Senior Loan Officer in what used to be the Student Loan Administration Office at UChicago; this office has been absorbed by the Office of the Bursar.

Tabitha is a graduate of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School in Chicago. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in inner city studies/education from Northeastern Illinois University and her M.A. in higher education administration from Chicago State University. She plans to continue her studies at Governors State University in the Doctor of Education Program with a higher education concentration. When she’s not working or in school, Tabitha enjoys volunteering in a variety of capacities as well as traveling domestically and internationally.