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Huff retires after 36 years running financial aids

STANFORD -- After 36 years as Stanford's first director of financial aids, Robert P. Huff, 68, has added "emeritus" to his title, effective Sept. 1.

In his new role, Huff will serve as consultant to James M. Montoya, dean of admissions and financial aids, who will assume day-to-day oversight of the financial aids program.

Huff will maintain an office in the Old Union, and will pursue policy analysis and writing on financial aids issues. He also will continue to represent Stanford in the coming year at national, regional and state meetings of financial aids organizations.

Huff earned a bachelor's degree in history from Stanford in 1948, followed the next year by a master's degree in political science. He returned to classes - while continuing to work full time - to earn a doctorate in political science in 1966.

Huff joined the staff in 1948, working in the office of the chief counselor for men. He was assistant dean of men from 1956 to 1958, when he was named financial aids director, and also served as a part-time lecturer for many years.

Long recognized as a national leader in his field, Huff over the years served as chair of the College Scholarship Service Assembly and Council, founding president of the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, trustee of the College Board, and chair of the U.S. Commissioner of Education's panel of experts on the Federal Student Aid Funding Process.



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