Joel Carstens Named Director of Financial Aid at University of Pennsylvania

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Media Contact:Marlene Bruno | bruno@sfs.upenn.edu | 215-898-1690July 24, 2012

PHILADELPHIA -- Joel Carstens has been named University Director of Financial Aid at the University of Pennsylvania, effective Sept. 1.  He succeeds Bill Schilling, who retired.

Carstens, who has 21 years of experience in financial aid, is currently at Princeton University where he directs the undergraduate financial aid renewal process as well as the Office of Student Employment.  He was previously director of financial aid at MGH Institute of Health Professions and also held progressively responsible positions in financial aid at the College of Visual Arts, Macalester College and Simmons College.

Carstens is a member of the board and vice president for external affairs of the National Student Employment Association.

He earned a B.A. in business administration and an M.A. in educational administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

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