NASFAA Movers & Shakers

NASFAA members are always moving ahead, whether enhancing their skills in their current roles, accepting promotions or job changes, or discovering new pathways as retirees. Below are a few colleagues who made changes in their professional lives in 2018-19.

Have you changed jobs recently? Are you newly retired? Have you won an award, or started a new initiative on campus? Let NASFAA and your colleagues know about your career developments in 2018-19 by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form. We'll review your submission and then post you update below for all to see.

Awards, Recognitions, & Other

  • Jenn Satalino, director of The College Place - Oregon, won the Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' (OASFAA) Unsung Hero Award at their annual conference in February 2019 for her work bringing Virtual Paying for College Nights to the rural areas of her state.
  • Shashanta James, director of student financial aid, at Western Michigan University received the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators' (MASFAA) 2018 Leadership Award for Michigan.
  • Josephine Cassar, St. Clair County Community College's director, financial assistance and services, received the Michigan Student Financial Aid Association (MSFAA) Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.
  • NASFAA Past National Chair Pam Fowler from the University of Michigan received the Midwest Regional College Board Distinguished Service Award in February 2019.

Job Changes & Promotions

  • April 1, 2019 - Alex DeLonis, formerly the director financial aid processing at Ivy Tech Community College, stepped into a new position as the director of financial Aid at Wabash College.
  • March 25, 2019 - Tiffany Williams, of South Louisiana Community College, received a promotion from manager of operations to assistant director of financial aid.
  • March 4, 2019 - Steven Foster, formerly the assistant director of outreach at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, stepped into a new role as the senior associate director at Western Michigan University.
  • March 1, 2019 - Justin Rummel, formerly the director of the office of financial aid & scholarships at Salisbury University, stepped into a new role as the assistant vice president of student financial services at Susquehanna University.
  • *NEW* March 1, 2019 - Emily Haynam, formerly the assistant director of compliance, student financial aid services at the Ohio State University, is now the associate director at the University of Missouri.
  • January 21, 2019 - Timothy DuFresne, formerly a financial aid administrator at the University of Michigan, stepped into a new position as a Shared Services Center (SSC) staff member at the university, where he works to bring together student services for the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar.
  • January 17, 2019 - Christopher Rodriguez, of Middlesex County College, received a promotion from assistant director, financial aid to director, financial aid. 
  • January 7, 2019 - Heather Boutell left her position as director of financial aid at Bellarmine University, where she had worked for 13 years, and stepped into the role of director of financial aid at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  • December 14, 2018 - Marlon Jones, formerly the director of financial aid at Rust College, stepped into a new role as the senior associate director of student financial services at Marietta College.
  • November 20, 2018 - Maureen McRae Goldberg, left her job as executive director of financial aid at Occidental College, and stepped into a new role as the director of financial aid at Santa Barbara City College.
  • October 29, 2018 - Aesha Engeldinger, formerly an assistant director at the Illinois Institute of Technology, began a new job as the associate director of policy at DePaul University's Office of Financial Aid.

Retirements

  • *NEW* July 1, 2019 - Dr. Robert Parisi, dean of student services at Allan Hancock College, will retire after 36 years professional years in financial aid. He started as a financial aid student intern at California State University–Sacramento and was actively involved with many California financial aid associations and the NASFAA Research Committee.
  • June 30, 2019 - After working in the field of financial aid for 40 years, Dan Davenport will retire this year from his position as the director of student financial aid services at the University of Idaho.
  • June 30, 2019 - NASFAA Past National Chair Pam Fowler from the University of Michigan will retire after 34 years in higher education.
  • April 12, 2019 - Stephen Field, the executive director of student financial services at Roberts Wesleyan College retired after 23 years working in financial aid.
  • January 31, 2019 - Judith Lewis Logue, who served for 30 years as the director of the University of San Diego's Office of Financial Aid, retired at the end of January with 55 years of financial aid service under her belt.
  • November 1, 2018 - Rebecca Shinaberry, former associate director of financial aid at Ashland University, retired after working in financial aid for 44 years.
  •  June 1, 2018 - After working for 25 years at the University of Texas at El Paso and 7 at The El Paso Community College, where he helped so many students achieve their educational goals, Raul Lerma, interim associate vice president of student and enrollment services, retired into the role of full-time grandpa.

Publication Date: 4/18/2019

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