Meet the Staff


Bio Kaylee Olmstead Gaines

Kaylee Olmstead Gaines

Assistant Director of Financial Aid / SCO

Phone: (618) 537-6575


Kaylee assists in planning, managing, organizing, and providing administrative direction and operational oversight of the Financial Aid Office. Kaylee holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing ('21) from McKendree University and started her employment here in December of 2021. 


Bio Diana Daily

Diana Daily

Financial Aid Counselor / SCO

Phone: (618) 537-6529


Diana assists our McKendree Online students with their financial aid. Diana holds a Bachelor of  Science in Marketing and Management ('91) from SIUE and started her employment here at Mckendree in January of 2022.


Photo of Emmajean HeartyEmmajean Hearty

Financial Aid Counselor / School Certifying Official (VA)

Phone: (618) 537-2146


Emmajean is our Veteran School Certifying Offcial, and she works with all of our Military Students. Emmajean started her employment at McKendree in July of 2022, and she currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kentucky ('22).



Photo of Emily LeaseEmily Lease

Financial Aid Counselor / SCO

Phone: (618) 537-6827


Emily helps our Main Campus with their financial aid and is the first person you see when you walk into the Student Financial Services office on the 1st floor of Wildy Hall. On top of that, Emily is also another backup school certifying official. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations ('22) from McKendree University and started her employment here in June of 2022.