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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Martin Daniels Appointed Director of Financial Aid

From the President's Desk

To: The Rensselaer Community
Re: Martin Daniels Appointed Director of Financial Aid

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Martin Daniels as Director of Financial Aid in Enrollment Management.

In his most recent position, Mr. Daniels served as Director of Student Financial Planning at Norwich University in Northfield, Vermont, since 2013. Norwich is a private university of 4,000 undergraduate students, and 1,000 online graduate and degree-completion students. As Director, Mr. Daniels implemented financial aid awarding policies that reduced the new student discount rate by 2 percent, while increasing net revenue by $900 per student; implemented updates to compliance sensitive policies involving satisfactory academic progress; and, managed a federal compliance audit given that Norwich was subjected to numerous challenges related to federal compliance. Mr. Daniels served on the Discount Rate and Pricing Committee and the Banner User Group. In addition, he managed financial aid for three distinct student populations—undergraduate, online graduate, and online degree completion—as each of these groups had unique starting dates for their academic terms.

Prior to joining Norwich University, Mr. Daniels served as the Director of Student Financial Services for the City University of Seattle; as District Director of Financial Aid for Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington; as Vice President and Director of Sales, Citibank, Student Loan Corporation, Rochester, New York; as Vice President of Education Loans, Washington Mutual, Seattle; as Client Services Manager, Northwest Education Loan Association, Seattle; as Director of Financial Aid, Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana; as Client Training Representative, USA Group, Indianapolis, Indiana; as Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana; as Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York; and as Admissions and Financial Aid Counselor, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.   

Mr. Daniels possesses a BSBA degree in Marketing, Management from Ohio Northern University. He will begin employment on Monday, May 15, 2017.