Steve Schissler


Steve Schissler has 31 years of higher education experience at both four-year private and four-year public institutions. During those years, he has served in student financial services oriented and executive managerial positions. As one of FAS’s independent consultants for Student Business Services, he may be engaged to offer Interim Staffing, Consulting, and Assessment services to improve bursar/student account business processes, strengthen compliance efforts and enhance customer service, among other concerns.

His career has spanned business operations, one stop student services, and enrollment services. Most recently, he served as Bursar at Ohio Wesleyan University (OH). Prior to that, he was the Assistant Vice-President of Enrollment Services responsible for financial aid, one stop services, and new student orientations at the University of Toledo (OH). He had come from having created and served as the One Stop Student Services Director at the University San Diego (CA) providing bursar, financial aid, and registrar customer service. Steve began his career in Accounting as Assistant Controller at Wittenberg University (OH) followed by Bursar at Xavier University (OH).

Steve is experienced with ERP software systems, including Ellucian Banner, Ellucian (Datatel) Colleague, and Ellucian PowerCampus. He knows the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of applications and website for administering federal student aid. In addition, he has worked with Tuition Management System (TMS)/Nelnet, Touchnet, and Cashnet.

In addition to his administrative experience, Steve has held adjunct teaching positions at several higher education institutions over the past 20 years. He has taught financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, principles of management, organizational leadership, leadership theory, and organizational behavior. To teach online he has used both Blackboard and Connect software.

In 2012, the University of San Diego hosted and Steve served on the planning committee of the 2012 One Stop conference organized by Integrated Student Services Professionals (ISSP) and sponsored by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). He has served on the program committee for Ellucian Live (2003-05), and as treasurer and then president of the Ohio Bursars Association (1999-2003). He has made regional and national presentations, including at Ellucian LIVE, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Steve received his accounting degree from Wright State University (OH) and his Masters of Interdisciplinary Education from the University of Dayton (OH).

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