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2020–2021 IAIA Staff of the Year

May 20, 2021

Leah Boss

Leah Boss

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is pleased to announce Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor Leah Boss (Laguna, Hopi, and Akimel O’Odham) as the 2020–2021 IAIA Staff of the Year.

This year the IAIA administration surveyed IAIA students and asked, “which staff member has inspired you to do your very best work, and who have you learned the most from?”

The results of the survey were announced during a live virtual town hall meeting for the IAIA trustees and staff on Friday, May 14, during the noon hour. IAIA students chose Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor Leah Boss as the 2020–2021 IAIA Staff of the Year.

Leah Boss began working at IAIA in 2009 as the Office Manager in the Student Success Center, and in 2013, Boss was promoted to Student Accounts and Financial Aid Advisor. In 2018, she was promoted to Financial Aid and Scholarship Advisor, which is her current position. Boss served on the board of the New Mexico Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators as the 2020 Treasure and 2019 Treasurer-Elect.

“Leah Boss is dedicated to helping students through the Financial Aid process, which can be complicated for students, but through her dedication and expertise, she does an outstanding job assisting our student body. Well deserved, Leah, and congratulations!”
—IAIA Chief Admissions and Student Success Officer Nena Martinez Anaya