Darrell Russell, Director of Financial Aid

Meet Darrell Russell, Director of Financial Aid. Darrell has been with First Institute since 2016 and is very dedicated in his work and in helping students secure the funding so they can pursue their education and career goals/dreams.

Darrell started in higher education 12 years ago, at first working in admissions before transitioning to Financial Aid. Prior to working in higher education, Darrell spent 10 years working for the Baltimore Orioles.

Darrell lives for graduations and student success, saying “I love working at FI because I believe in what we offer. The quality of our programs allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required to achieve their personal goals. There is a great satisfaction in seeing our students accomplish their dreams. Seeing their happiness walking across the stage at graduation is the highlight!”