Posted: Friday Nov 4, 2011
A professional financial aid administrator with more than two decades experience in the field, George T. Santucci has been named director of financial aid at Saint Vincent College.
He will oversee Saint Vincent College’s comprehensive program of financial aid in the forms of scholarships, grants, loans, part-time work/study employment as well as federal and state financial aid programs.
Mr. Santucci earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Duquesne University in 1988 and a master of arts degree in adult and community education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2009.
He has served as assistant director of financial aid at Duquesne University, as director of financial aid at Community College of Allegheny County’s Boyce Campus, as education lending account executive at PNC Bank and as director of student finance at Sanford-Brown Institute.
“I became aware of the importance of financial aid programs when I was considering college myself because my father had passed away when I was young. I wouldn’t have been able to attend college if it wasn’t for the availability of aid,” Mr. Santucci recalled. “Giving that same opportunity to students and their families today is rewarding and gratifying.”
Mr. Santucci said that he wanted to work for Saint Vincent because of the college’s commitment to providing a quality education. “I enjoy communicating with students and families and try to get back to them in 24 to 48 hours when they have questions,” Mr. Santucci said. “I want them to understand the process so that it is clear and uncomplicated. My goal is to get students’ financial aid packaged in an efficient and consistent manner so they can get excited about being able to choose a quality education at a private college. I like to help students achieve their dreams and goals.”
Mr. Santucci, 45, was born in Verona, the son of Maria Santucci and the late Gino Santucci. A graduate of Riverview High School in Oakmont, he now lives in Plum Borough with his wife, Patricia, and their children, Jonathan, 11, and Sara, 8, both students at George Pivik Elementary School. He is a member of the Oakmont/Verona Rotary Club and the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
He is a member of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church and Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 4242.