Please join us in congratulating Lakhbir Singh MBA ’15, our former Associate Director of Financial Aid, as he advances to the director level and helps shape a new role for Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) as Director of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs. He is a 2015 graduate of MCNY’s MBA in General Management program.
Lakhbir will take on many new responsibilities – such as: overseeing all aspects of the College’s financial aid and scholarship programs, developing short- and long-term strategic plans to help meet student enrollment and retention goals, and instilling a culture of continuous improvement within the Office of Financial Aid. He will also create a scholarship arm for the office, which will help leverage discounting, institutional aid, and donor-based aid to impact and influence new and continuing student enrollment. Our goal is to ensure a strategic use of financial aid and scholarships is deployed at the College within the next year.
“Lakhbir’s depth of knowledge, passion for innovation, and commitment to student success is exactly what MCNY needs in a director of financial aid and scholarship programs,” said Amy Greenstein, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, “His vision for the office along with his authentic collegiality and service to students will enhance the presence of the Office of Financial Aid with our student body. Lakhbir will play a vital role in strengthening both new and continuing student enrollment by ensuring optimal use of aid and scholarships, especially as we find our way through the remainder and aftermath of the pandemic.”
Lakhbir is a proven financial aid leader who has the passion and commitment to move MCNY’s financial aid office forward through innovation, collaboration and focus on student satisfaction.
Lakhbir Singh with the colleague nominees for the 2019 MCNY Employee Recognition Awards
Lakhbir Singh with classmates on the study abroad MCNY School for Business Trip 2015
Lakhbir Singh grew up in Queens, NY, and the Seattle/Vancouver area and has worked in higher education for over 15 years. Before joining MCNY, he served as assistant director of outreach at Hunter College, where he played a strong role in implementing new technology to better serve students while training staff and assisting the creation of a new one-stop office. In his previous director role, he achieved accolades such as director of the year twice and established an office with a strong reputation for excellence in service to students. He is most proud of hiring and training six financial aid counselors who are now in leadership roles in colleges throughout New York City.
Lakhbir understood early on in his career that good leadership is critical to an office and overall institution’s success. He participates in any opportunities to develop his leadership skills; during the pandemic, he participated in weekly online webinars/training through the Chronicle of Higher education and financial aid organizations such as NASFAA and NYSFAAA. He is committed to staying abreast of all things financial aid.