Executive Roundtable Founders and Program Leaders

NAFSAA would like to extend a big thank you to the inaugural Executive Roundtable Founders and Program Leaders.

Mary Nucciarone, Chair, Director of Financial Aid, University of Notre Dame

  • Mary NucciaroneYears of Experience: 34
  • Sector Experience: 4-year private, undergraduate, Division 3 athletics, private research university with Division 1 athletics
  • My Financial Aid Hashtag: #helpmakedreamscometrue
  • Competencies/Interests:
    • Government relations
    • Enrollment management
    • Campus collaboration
    • Athletics

Brenda Burke, Executive Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, University of Utah

  • Years of Experience: 31Brenda Burke
  • Sector Experience: proprietary, community college, 4-year public
  • My Financial Aid Hashtag: #reducingbarrierstofinancialaid
  • Competencies/Interests:
    • Change management
    • Campus collaborations
    • Public relations
    • Advocacy

Derek Kindle, Director of Student Financial Aid, University of Wisconsin - Madison

  • Years of Experience: 20Derek Kindle
  • Sector Experience: 4-year public (large), 4-year private (mid-size), HBCU, land-grant, state flagships
  • My Financial Aid Hashtag: #finaidistheEMfuture
  • Competencies/Interests:
    • Strategic planning
    • Enrollment management
    • Donor development
    • Change management

Karen Krause, Executive Director Financial Aid, Scholarships, & VA Benefits Certification, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Years of Experience: 37Karen Krause
  • Sector experience: 4-year public, 4-year private
  • My Financial Aid Hashtag: #studentsfirst
  • Competencies/Interests:
    • Change management
    • Campus collaboration
    • Enrollment management
    • Student info systems

Randall McCready, Executive Director of Financial Aid, University of Pittsburgh 

  • Years of Experience: 29Randall McCready
  • Sector Experience: public, private, proprietary
  • My Financial Aid Hashtag: #ServantLeader
  • Competencies/Interests:
    • Student information systems
    • Enrollment management
    • Campus collaboration
    • Change management

Thomas McWhorter, Dean of Financial Aid, University of Southern California

  • Thomas McWhorterYears of Experience: 34
  • Sector experience: private, non-profit research institution
  • My Financial Aid Hashtag: #MakeDreamsPossible
  • Competencies/Interests:
    • Budget forecasting
    • Government relations
    • Enrollment management
    • Change management

Brent Tener, Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, Vanderbilt University 

  • Years of Experience: 30Brent Tener
  • Sector Experience: 4-year public, 4-year private
  • Competencies/Interests: 
    • Budget forecasting
    • Enrollment management
    • Campus collaboration
    • Student info systems

 

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