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​Maryland Higher Educati​on 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​
Meet with OSFA Staff:  Go to  to make an appointment.                                      


Department of Academic Affairs,

Research & Policy Analysis,

Private Career Schools,

Department of Finance and ​Administration

Phone Number:                                                                
(410) 767-3300  follow the prompt to each unit
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)

We welcome email correspondence from anyone, however we do not accept attachments, so please direct all questions or comments about our web site to

Staff Contact Information


James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D.Secretary of Higher Education
Deborah IngExecutive Assistant to the Secretary


Jennifer KatzAssistant Attorney General - Principal Counsel
Soma Kedia
Assistant Attorney General


Emily A.A. Dow, Ph.D. Assistant Secretary for Academic Affairs

Office of Academic Affairs

Trish Gordon-McCownDirector of Academic Affairs

Collegiate Affairs

Associate Director of Collegiate Affairs
Glenda AbneyEducation Policy Analyst
Lyndsay BatesEducation Policy Analyst
Jacqueline CadeEducation Policy Analyst
Bryson BarksdaleOnline Education Analyst
VacantAdministrative Officer

Victoria JohnsonAdministrative Specialist

Private Career Schools/Career and Workforce Education

VacantAssociate Director of Career and Workforce Education ​​
VacantSenior Education Analyst-Career/Workforce Education
VacantEducation Analyst-Career/Workforce Education
Eric JacksonEducation Analyst-Career/Workforce Education
VacantAdministrative Aide -Career/Workforce Education
Tatyana Tate
Administrative Aide​

Veterans Affairs

Everette Jackson, Jr.Associate Director of Veterans Affairs
Olayta RigsbyVeterans Affairs Analyst
Wayne HolmesVeterans Affairs Analyst
Priscilla HicksAdministrative Aide​

Office of Research and Policy Analysis

Barbara Schmertz, Ph.D. Director
Yuxin Lin, Ph.D.
Associate Director
Ann Kellogg, Ph.D.Director of Reporting Services
VacantResearch Analyst
Alex Bowley
Research Analyst


Geoffrey NewmanAssistant Secretary for Finance and Administration

Office of Budget and Finance

Aubrey Bascombe
Rona Clegg-SparrowAssociate Director
Jhoanna Salazar​
Administrative Officer​
VacantProcurement Officer
Les HodgsonStaff Accountant

Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

Al DorsettOSFA ​Director​​a​l.d​
Jacqueline ColkleyOSFA Associate Director​​

For questions about your financial aid application or aw​ard, please log into MDCAPS at and send us an email through your secure account.

For problems logging into your MD CAPS account, please email OSFA at ​

Office of Facilities/Capital Budget Oversight

Daniel SchusterFinance Policy Analyst
Anthony ReinerFinance and Facilities

Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit

Mary LoganManager
Jennifer FischettiAdministrator

Office of Information Technology

Parris JacksonDirector
Alexander RobertsonSystems Specialist
Lisa StollofDatabase Specialist
Swagata PramanikSystems Specialist
Riya RahmanSystems Specialist


Lee TowersExecutive Director

Office of Communications

Rhonda WardlawDirector

Office of Outreach and Grants Management
Priscilla MooreGrants Management Manager
Peggy DawNurse Support Program II Grant Manager
Kimberly FordNurse Support Program II Grant Specialist
Kendall Cook
Outre​ach Specialist​​​
GEAR UP Scholarship Administrator
GEAR UP Scholarship Specialist

For information on Financial Aid Outreach Events or Publications, contact Kendall Cook at

Office of Legislative Affairs

Lee TowersDirector

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