Helen Faith Named Director of Student Financial Aid at UW-Madison

Helen Faith has been named the director of the Office of Student Financial Aid at University of Wisconsin–Madison. Faith has twenty years of financial aid experience at both public and private, and 2- and 4-years institutions. Her extensive knowledge of policy and regulations has led her to be a key resource for colleagues and policy advocates alike. She has been a key negotiator in the federal negotiated rulemaking process for the U.S. Department of Education, in addition to serving on the national board of directors for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and as president of the regional Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Faith is a certified financial aid administrator and has a master’s degree in educational policy, foundation and administration from Portland State University. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors in literature from the University of California-Santa Cruz.

“I could not be more ecstatic to be asked to serve as the fifth director of student financial aid at the distinguished University of Wisconsin–Madison, and I share the university’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and transformative social change,” says Faith.

WittKieffer’s Lisa Meyer and Patricia Coleman led this search.

Read the press announcement.