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Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 North Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD  21201

 

Hours of Operation: Monday​ through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) 

Phone Number:(410) 767-3300
Toll Free Phone:(800) 974-0203
Fax:(410) 332-0250
 

For questions about your financial aid application or award, please log into MDCAPS at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us and send us an email through your secure account.

For problems logging into your MD CAPS account, first read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document located on the MDCAPS homepage at https://mdcaps.mhec.state.md.us.  If you still cannot log in to your account, please email OSFA at osfamail.mhec@maryland.gov.

 For information on Financial Aid Outreach Events or Publications, contact  Priscilla Moore at ​priscilla.moore@maryland.gov.
 

      Name                                 Position Title                                    Email                                     

 Donna Thomas                     OSFA Director                              donnae.thomas@maryland.gov   
 Jacqueline Colkley                OSFA Associate Director             jacqueline.colkley@maryland.gov
 

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Department of Academic Affairs, Research & Policy Analysis, Private Career Schools, Department of Finance and Administration 

Phone Number:(410) 767-3300
Toll Free Phone:(800) 974-0203
Fax:(410) 332-0270
 

Visitors who are hard of hearing, deaf or speech-disabled and who use a TTY or text telephone can contact MHEC via Maryland Relay (Dial 7-1-1 or 800-735-2258)

Please direct all questions or comments about our web site to: webmgr.mhec@maryland.gov.  We welcome email correspondence from anyone, but we do not accept attachments.​​​​​
 

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Staff Contact Information

 

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

  
NamePosition TitleEmail
James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D.Secretary of Higher Education james.fielder@maryland.gov
Deborah IngSpecial Assistant to the Secretary  deborah.ing@maryland.gov

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

  
NamePosition TitleEmail
Jennifer KatzAssistant Attorney General - Principal Counsel jennifer.katz@maryland.gov
Soma KediaAssistant Attorney General soma.kedia@maryland.gov
 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

 
NamePosition TitleEmail
Emily A.A. Dow, Ph.D.Assistant Secretary for Academic Affairs emily.dow@maryland.gov
 

Office of Academic Affairs 

 
NamePosition TitleEmail
Trish Gordon-McCownDirector of Academic Affairs trish.mccown@maryland.gov
 

Collegiate Affairs 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Karen King-SheridanAssociate Director of Collegiate Affairs karen.king-sheridan@maryland.gov
Glenda AbneyEducation Policy Analyst glenda.abney@maryland.gov
Lyndsay BatesEducation Policy Analyst lyndsay.bates@maryland.gov
Jacqueline CadeEducation Policy Analyst jacqueline.cade@maryland.gov
Bryson BarksdaleOnline Education Analyst
bryson.barksdale@maryland.gov
VacantAdministrative Officer

Victoria Johnson ​Administrative Specialist
victoria.johnson3@maryland.gov
 

Private Career Schools/Career and Workforce Education 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Ashley Wallace, Ph.D.Associate Director of Career and Workforce Education ashley.wallace@maryland.gov
VacantSenior Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education
VacantEducation Analyst-Career/Workforce Education
Eric JacksonEducation Analyst-Career/Workforce Education eric.jackson1@maryland.gov  
VacantAdministrative Aide -Career/Workforce Education
 

Veterans Affairs 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Everette Jackson, Jr.  Associate Director of Veterans Affairs everetted.jackson@maryland.gov
Olayta RigsbyVeterans Affairs Analyst olayta.rigsby@maryland.gov
Wayne HolmesVeterans Affairs Analyst wayne.holmes@maryland.gov
Priscilla HicksAdministrative Aide priscilla.hicks@maryland.gov ​
  

Office of Research and Policy Analysis  

NamePosition TitleEmail
Barbara Schmertz, Ph.D.Director barbara.schmertz@maryland.gov
Yuxin Lin, Ph.D.Associate Director yuxin.lin@maryland.gov
Ann Kellogg, Ph.D.Director of Reporting Services ann.kellogg@maryland.gov
Alexia Van OrdenResearch Analyst alexia.vanorden@maryland.gov
Alex Bowley
Research Analyst alex.bowley1@maryland.gov
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

 
NamePosition TitleEmail
Geoffrey NewmanAssistant Secretary of Higher Education geoff.newman@maryland.gov
 

Office of Budget and Finance 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Aubrey BascombeDirector aubrey.bascombe1@maryland.gov
VacantAdministrative Officer
VacantProcurement Officer  
Les HodgsonStaff Accountant les.hodgson@maryland.gov
 

Office of Facilities/Capital Budget Oversight 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Daniel Schuster  Finance Policy Analyst daniel.schuster1@maryland.gov
Anthony ReinerFinance and Facilities anthony.reiner@maryland.gov
 

Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit 

NamePosition Title               Email
Mary Logan  Manager mary.logan1@maryland.gov
Jennifer FischettiAdministrator jennifer.fischetti@maryland.gov
 

Office of Information Technology 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Parris JacksonDirector parris.jackson@maryland.gov
Alexander RobertsonSystems Specialist alex.robertson@maryland.gov
Lisa StollofDatabase Specialist lisa.stollof@maryland.gov
Swagata PramanikSystems Specialist swagata.pramanik2@maryland.gov 
Riya Rahman
Systems Specialist riya.rahman1@maryland.gov 

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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS

  
NamePosition TitleEmail
Lee TowersExecutive Director lee.towers@maryland.gov
  

Office of Communications 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Rhonda WardlawDirector rhonda.wardlaw@maryland.gov
 
Office of Outreach and Grants Management 
 
NamePosition TitleEmail
Priscilla MooreGrants Management Manager priscilla.moore@maryland.gov
Peggy DawNurse Support Program II Grant Manager peggy.daw@maryland.gov
Kimberly FordNurse Support Program II Grant Specialist kimberly.ford@maryland.gov
Vacant              Outreach Specialist
VacantGEAR UP Scholarship Administrator


Office of Legislative Affairs 

NamePosition TitleEmail
Lee TowersDirector lee.towers@maryland.gov
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