Former director of Financial Aid at Genesee Community College, Joe Russo, has published a book, “The Art and Science of Student Aid Administration in the 21st Century.” Currently the director of Student Financial Strategies at the University of Notre Dame, Russo is internationally respected as a leader in his field.
A graduate of Le Moyne College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Russo holds two masters degrees, in student personnel from Syracuse University and in education from the State University of New York.
In addition to his work at Notre Dame and Genesee, he previously worked as a financial aid administrator at Le Moyne College. He has 45 years of experience in student financial aid, including 32 years serving at Notre Dame. A member of the board of directors for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, he has been a consultant to numerous organizations and was a charter member of the NCAA Committee on Financial Aid and Amateurism. In 2006 he was a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford. He also has testified before congressional committees on major public policy issues related to student aid.
Russo is co-author of two other books, “Paying for Graduate School” and “How to Save for College,” and author of “Student Financial Aid: Lessons for the U.K. from the U.S.”
Genesee has a long history of producing top notch college administrators. At last count, 17 former Genesee vice presidents and deans have gone on to assume positions of significant leadership in higher education across the United States. Including, Dr. Glenn DuBois, a former Genesee dean and current Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System.
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