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Samantha Veeder Named Executive Director of Financial Aid
Following an extensive national search, Samantha “Sam” Veeder is joining the University as the executive director of financial aid.
Veeder will oversee daily operations in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs (OFASP), where her primary duties will include the supervision of more than 35 full-time staff; the development of strategic plans to best utilize institutional, state and federal resources; and the representation of the OFASP and Office of Enrollment Management on committees and task forces. She will begin her new position on July 6.
“The management of our daily operations is a significant responsibility,” say Ryan Williams, associate vice president of enrollment management and director of scholarships and student aid. “Thankfully, I’m confident that Sam is up to the task. She has more than 20 years of financial aid experience, including directorships at Nazareth, Hobart and William Smith, and Keuka colleges, and she’s also served as a financial aid consultant. This breadth of perspective will serve her well at Syracuse, where she’ll also help ensure adherence to federal, state and University regulations and policies, and coordinate the administration of financial aid with the Graduate School, University College and the College of Law.”
“Syracuse University has a long history of enrolling talented students from diverse economic and social backgrounds,” says Veeder. “I am excited to have this opportunity to join the outstanding enrollment and financial aid team at Syracuse and feel fortunate to represent this remarkable institution.”
Veeder holds an M.S. degree in management from Nazareth College and a B.S. degree in health services administration from Ithaca College.