November 15, 2019  10:00am-12:00pm

Compliance – It is as important as you think but maybe easier to achieve then you realize.

This session provides access to seasoned experts on compliance in the academic/financial aid environment. Sure, there are Laws, then regulations to interpret the laws, then guidance to interpret the regulations but that is probably not where you get hung up. Do you want to know where your biggest exposers are? You bet you do – that is why you will join us because compliance is important but it might be easier to achieve than you realize.  


Danielle Di Lucia

Director of Compliance, Fordham University

Danielle Di Lucia is the Director of Compliance in Student Financial Services at Fordham University. She has over ten years of experience in various facets of higher education administration, including Financial Aid, Bursar, Registrar, and Academic Advising. Before joining Fordham as an administrator, Danielle worked for Mercy College’s Office of Enrollment Services and NYIT’s Office of Financial. She has spearheaded and maintained Financial Literacy strategies, as well as created and maintained policy and procedure manuals. With a strong knowledge of regulatory compliance and financial aid processes, Danielle provides support and guidance to institutional, state, and federal initiatives.

Danielle graduated from Fordham University with her Bachelor’s degree in a dual major and received her Master’s degree in higher education administration from Columbia University’s Teachers College.

 Amy Glynn

VP of Financial Aid & Community Initiatives, Campus Logic

A proven, respected leader in higher education, Amy Glynn has spent more than a decade in financial aid. Ever-focused on  improving staff efficiency and the student experience, Amy optimized the financial aid process while ensuring institutions maintained compliance with Federal Title IV regulations. She joined CampusLogic in 2013, sharing her expertise to help guide product development, customer success, and thought leadership. A sought-after national-stage speaker, Amy often lends her voice to policy discussions focused on improving accessibility, driving informed borrowing, and increasing completion. Amy earned her Master of Science in Higher Education from Walden University.

Howard Leslie

Vice President, Financial Aid Compliance, Berkeley College/NYSFAAA President

Howard Leslie, celebrating over 41 years in Financial Aid, is currently the Vice President of Financial Aid at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey and is the current President of the New York State Association of Financial Aid Administrators Association.

Prior to Berkeley, Howard was Dean of Student Financial Services at Monroe College for 10 years and, before that, Director of Student Financial Services at School of Arts for 20 years.

During those years, Howard has performed consulting for several institutions, worked with the Department of Education as a federal trainer, served on the original NSLDS Project, and participated in several other high-level initiatives for the department and NYS Higher Education Services Corporation. He has been a very active member of NYSFAAA, and when it was legal, served on a multitude of advisory boards including the original ELM board. It was his initiative that resulted in the first lender focus, to be followed by the Department of Education, on Student Financial Literacy. This goes back to the 1980s with Nellie MAE.

Prior to his presidency Howard was 2nd VP of NYSFAAA, an office he was elected to 4 times. Over the last 10 years, he has revived NYSFAAA training using video conferencing and webinars. Under his watch, NYSFAAA has trained over 7,000 people each year providing 12 – 13 webinars during the academic seasons.

Some of Howard’s accomplishments include being the first person to certify an electronic student loan in the nation. This was part of a NYS/Federal partnership to implement electronic loans. Howard also originated the concept of PLUS Pre-approvals and beta tested it with Chase and the School of Visual Arts. It didn’t take long for all lenders and schools to adopt the practice.

Howard will be happily married 41 years, next month, to his lovely wife Lisa; has one son and three grandchildren and his poodle Rory.





Hilbert College
5200 South Park Avenue
Hamburg NY
Paczensy Hall - Rooms 217-218


Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Memorial Drive
Rochester NYY 14623
Campus Center
Bamboo Room


Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse NY 13214


Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing
1300 Massachusetts Avenue
Troy NY 12180
2nd Floor-Merrilac Board Room
Conference Room 2027 (free parking in lot)


St. Thomas Aquinas College

RM Library 108                                              125 Route 340
Sparkill, NY 10976


Adelphi University
Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street
New York NY 10013


Adelphi University Hauppague Education
and Conference Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge NY 11788


Paul Smith's College
Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
7833 New York Route 30
Paul Smiths NY 12970





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