Mr. Daniel T Barkowitz

Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs
Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Biographical Sketch:
Daniel Barkowitz is Assistant Vice President of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at Valencia College, a position he has held since July of 2017. He is President-Elect of the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA) and is the inaugural Chair of National Commission of the Certified Financial Aid Administrator (CFAA) Program under the auspices of NASFAA. While relatively new to Florida area, Daniel is not new to financial aid having served over 30 years in institutions of higher education. Previous roles include Director of Financial Aid at MIT, Dean of Financial Aid / Associate Dean of Student Affairs for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering at Columbia University in the City of New York, Director of Operations and Training for the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, and Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Boston College. Daniel earned his Bachelors of Science in History from Northeastern University and his Masters of Education in Human Resource Education from Boston University. Daniel has led presentations on Financial Aid and College Financing to many audiences (more than 500) ranging in size from 2 to 2000. He has been interviewed for television, radio and newspapers on the topic of financial aid. Daniel lives with his wife and two children in Orlando, and is a published poet, musical theater actor, and Tarot card collector. He promises an enjoyable and informative presentation.