Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Karsh Office of Undergraduate Financial Support
Alison Rabil began work in financial aid in 1989 at Columbia University’s Law School in NYC, managing their public interest loan forgiveness program. She worked in financial aid at Columbia until 1998, when she moved to Seattle to work at the University of Washington’s Carlson Center for Leadership and Public Service. Alison then came back to NY to continue work in service and decided in 2002 to return to financial aid at Columbia. In 2004, she became the Director of Financial aid at Barnard College, her alma mater, and moved from there to her current position at Duke. She is passionate about access to education. She is organized (so doesn't mind all the rules that come with this job) and enjoys a challenge. Her mission is to be fair, accessible, open minded, and as generous as possible given the parameters within which I must work. She sees herself as an advocate and a voice for those who cannot afford the full cost at Duke, and works to ensure that their concerns are the concerns of the University.