Art Young is the new Executive Director in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA). He comes to Arizona from Utah State University, where he served as the Director of Financial Aid. Art has a wide educational and professional background, including work experience in almost every sector of the financial aid industry (public, private, proprietary, and student lending). In a prior life, he taught high school for seven years, a foundation which continues to underscore his passion for education, access, and supporting student success.
Among the most critical influences on his career path and professional development, Art’s many opportunities to volunteer in professional associations have been varied and significant. He is a former president of both the Rocky Mountain Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (RMASFAA) and the Utah Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (UASFAA). A dynamic and engaging presenter, he has trained and mentored colleagues and students in a variety of settings. Art has served twice on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). He received the UASFAA Outstanding Service Award in 2009, RMASFAA’s Oscar R. “Jack” Hendrix Award in 2010, the NASFAA Regional Leadership Award in 2018, and RMASFAA’s Ron Smout Award for Teaching and Mentoring in 2019.
Art is proud to lead the group of capable, committed, and professional aid administrators in OSFA. Please reach out and connect with Art at any time. He is excited to collaborate with campus colleagues and contribute to the tradition of excellence at The University of Arizona!