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Student Administration Financial Aid Product Strategy Advisory Group


The Financial Aid Product Strategy Advisory Group will share expertise in shaping the direction of financial aid administrative systems at the University of Michigan.


The mission is to develop a roadmap for administrative systems enhancements with the goal to provide better service to our students and staff over the next two-five years. This group will tap into the group's collective knowledge about student needs and the strategic direction of the members' schools, colleges, and departments to improve or expand financial aid services to students.


ITS will chair the Financial Aid Product Strategy Advisory Group. The membership will consist of representatives from schools/colleges along with various representatives from the Office of the Financial Aid and Administrative Information Services as needed.

The current membership consists of:

  • Center for Education of Women: Susan Kaufmann, Catherine Mueller
  • College of Engineering: Jeanne Murabito
  • College of Literature, Science and the Arts: Douglas Fletcher
  • ITS: Elaine Nowak (Co-Chair)
  • Office of Financial Aid: Doug Levy (Co-Chair)
  • Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs: Robert Holmes
  • School of Education: James Brian Jones
  • School of Music: Laura Strozeski
  • School of Public Policy: Beth Soboleski
  • Ross School of Business: Shane Fortune
  • Rackham: Rex Patterson
  • School of Natural Resources: Lara Nelson


The Financial Aid Product Strategy Advisory Group will meet approximately three times a year.

  • An e-mail group of the members of this Advisory Group has been created for contact purposes (
  • An agenda will be distributed prior to each meeting using the email group.
  • Minutes of each meeting will be kept. The minutes may be shared with the Student Unit Liaisons and/or posted on the ITS Web site.