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Nicholas Novello

Nicholas J. Novello, MBA

BS, Champlain College
MBA, California State University Northridge 


Nicholas joined the MBKU Student Affairs team with nearly two decades of experience in and around the field of Student Financial Aid. He was previously the Director of Financial Aid at the University of La Verne, and prior to that spent over a decade working various financial aid leadership roles at Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and UCLA.

Nicholas is a strong advocate for students and has spent his career working to innovate and modernize the financial aid process, focusing on transparency, flexibility, equity, and compassion.

Originally from the Boston area, Nicholas and his family reside in Tustin. Outside of his work he enjoys international travel, yoga, snowboarding, and live music.