Janet Hunter has worked in higher education for more than 30 years, serving in administrative, teaching and research positions. As an FAS executive consultant, she has provided consulting services on financial aid operations, compliance and organizational design to more than 60 institutions.
Janet has performed office effectiveness reviews and staffing analyses, trained and developed financial aid staff, and served as interim director, interim associate director or project manager.
She has also mentored financial aid leaders and helped colleges automate their financial aid operations through the effective implementation and use of technology. Janet is experienced with a variety of financial aid software, including Datatel Colleague, SunGard Banner, Oracle PeopleSoft, College Board PowerFAIDS, and Jenzabar CARS.
Prior to joining FAS, Janet worked for Knox College in Illinois for 19 years, where she served in a variety positions, including director of financial aid, vice president for enrollment and institution planning, and interim vice president for finance and college treasurer.
Her professional association involvement has included extensive committee participation at the state and national levels. She served on the Lumina Foundation Need Analysis Reform Project Advisory Committee, the National Association for Financial Aid Administrators Need Analysis Standards Committee and Research Committee, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Student Aid, and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officer’s Financial Aid Committee.
Janet also served on the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities’ Commission on Financing of Higher Education, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Committee on Financial Aid and Amateurism, and the U.S. Department of Education’s National Postsecondary Student Aid Study Technical Review Committee.
She has lectured throughout her career on the value of analysis and planning when developing and implementing enrollment and institutional initiatives.
Janet received a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and a doctorate from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.