John Perry

Ryan Holbrook Consultant

John is a highly experienced financial aid professional with over 20 years of experience in higher education enrollment management. His career began at Olivet Nazarene University’s Admissions Center, followed by serving as the Director of Financial Aid at Kankakee Community College. John’s leadership skills and strong work ethic allowed him to streamline processes and significantly reduce processing times for financial aid packages.

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Currently, John serves as the Executive Director of Financial Aid/Scholarships & Registration at Governors State University, where he has transformed the financial aid office into an efficient department that serves student needs while maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations. He has extensive experience with the Ellucian Colleague student information system, SAP Business Objects reporting software, Scholarship Universe, and various third-party systems.

John specializes in Pell and Direct Loan Reconciliation, FISAP completion and submission, over-award monitoring, annual Colleague setup, Satisfactory Academic Progress monitoring, Return of Title IV Funds calculations, and ECAR submissions. He has been the primary contact for financial aid in dealing with external auditors, Department of Education inquiries, and the State of Illinois grant programs. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a Doctorate in Education with a focus on ethical leadership.