Position title: State Aid Manager
John Whitt serves as the State Aid Manager for the University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of Student Financial Aid. In this role, John oversees Wisconsin state-funded financial aid programs, as well as graduate student assistance and several private scholarships. John has been working in the financial aid field since 1998. Prior to UW-Madison, he was with the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board for ten years, where he administered the state Talent Incentive Program Grant. John was a Pell Grant recipient as a student and would not have been able to attend college without financial aid. John’s dedication to financial aid is founded on his belief that higher education should be the right of the inquisitive, not the privilege of the wealthy.
John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in History from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1989. He enjoys spending time with his family, and reading on historic subjects, particularly Medieval History, Church History, and the Crusades. John is a native of Green Bay, WI and a life-long Packer fan. He also plays the trombone and the tuba, though not at the same time.