Ashley Farnsley Joins Chatfield as Business Office Manager

Ashley Farnsley has recently joined Chatfield College as Business Office Manager. Her main responsibility will be assisting students and staff with Financial Aid at both the Brown County (Ohio) and Over-the Rhine (OTR) campuses. Her other duties include processing student payments, performing account activities, and coordinating with the Registrar, Academic Advisors and Admissions Counselors to support enrollment activities.

Ashley attended Northern Kentucky University (NKU) where she graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing. She has worked at NKU for eight years in multiple administrative roles. Ashley began her career working for a federally funded program called Student Support Services, as the Student Retention Assistant. She then took on the role as the Administrative Assistant for University Connect and Persist and completed her service to NKU as the Administrative Specialist for Student Engagement. Each of these roles allowed her to become more involved with student life, where she learned a great deal about retention and how to help students become more involved on campus.

Most recently, Ashley was the Employment Assistance Coordinator/Director of Education at Interactive College of Technology (ICT) in Newport, KY. In this position, she was able to work with students to help them find jobs after graduation. Somewhere during these ten years, she also worked part time as a Traveling Assistant Manager for Family Dollar and a Financial Analyst at Getronics while working full time in higher education. Ashley also has experience in billing and collections. It appears there is not much Ashley has not done in the last ten years, and she enjoys a good challenge.

Seeking a new challenge, Ashley came across the job opening at Chatfield. She believes that what is meant to be will be, and decided to try for the position.

“Sometimes, as a professional, you get to a point in your life when you question what’s next? Why are you doing what you’re doing every day and where are you headed in life? I did a lot of praying during this process. I wanted guidance, leadership, fellowship, and longed for a sense of belonging. I wanted a place that I could work, enjoy my life, and be happy even on the hard days. The more I looked into Chatfield, the more fitting it seemed,” stated Ashley.

When looking back on her interview, Ashley said that she felt right at home and as if she had known the people she met for a long time. According to her, it was not like an interview at all, but more like a casual conversation. After her interview, she knew she would fit right in with the rest of the Chatfield family.

“When I say God has bigger plans for me than I have for myself, I truly mean that. It was like I had found where I belonged in a matter of minutes. I pride myself on being a life learner and I feel that I will be able to learn and grow with Chatfield and that is why I am here today. I’m excited for something new and to be in a role where I can learn new things and help this school grow. Most importantly I’m excited for change because without change, there would be no butterflies,” Ashley said.

Ashley resides in Cincinnati with her long-time boyfriend and their son Kameron James. Any free time at home is spent with her son enjoying local parks and playing in the yard. Although there is not a lot of free time outside of being a mom, she enjoys listening to the Bible as an audio-book in her car on her long drive to work.

Chatfield College is a private, Catholic, liberal arts college offering the Associate of Arts degree in Brown County, Ohio and Cincinnati, and is an open enrollment college. The Brown County campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH 45118; the Cincinnati campus is located in historic Over-the- Rhine at 1544 Central Parkway; Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, visit the website, at, call (513) 875-3344 or email

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