Shala LaTorraca

Director of Financial Aid

Shala LaTorraca

Shala LaTorraca is a dedicated financial aid professional with roots in Kansas and Oklahoma. She holds a Master’s Degree in Church Planting and Church Growth (1998) and an emphasis in Christian Leadership (2002). Shala began her career in financial aid as a work-study student and rose to the position of Director. She later served as an Associate Pastor before returning to Oklahoma in 2020. Passionate about education and helping students, Shala joined OKWU as the Director of Financial Aid, eager to guide students and families through the financial aid process.

“I have always enjoyed the educational arena. When the opportunity to be the Director of Financial Aid arose at OKWU, I jumped at the chance because God had prepped my heart.”

Shala is enthusiastic about supporting students and families to navigate the financial aspects of obtaining a degree.

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