March 08, 2019
Susquehanna University has named Justin Rummel assistant vice president for student financial services. He joined the university staff on March 1.
Leading a team responsible for the administration of federal, state and institutional student financial aid as well as student accounts receivable, Rummel will partner with enrollment management and university leadership to provide all current and prospective students with financial aid counseling, awards and higher education financing options.
An operationally focused finance leader, Rummel has a broad range of experience in higher education over his 18-year career. Most recently, he was the director of financial aid at Salisbury University in the University System of Maryland, overseeing federal, state and institutional aid administration. During his tenure, he led the university’s recertification efforts with the U.S. Department of Education, implemented the university’s first financial aid quality assurance program and was instrumental in expanding the university’s institutional aid program.
Rummel’s career began in the public sector with work as a research analyst for the Republican Caucus in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and as a federal policy analyst for the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
In 2009, Rummel was hired as Strayer University’s first financial aid auditor and gained valuable experience leading compliance and finance initiatives across every function of the university. In 2014, he was appointed university bursar and director of fiscal operations, expanding the role of the department from federal and state aid processing to also include third-party billing and collections as well as administering all student aid communications.