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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

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​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  https://mhec.maryland.gov/preparing/Pages/virtualmeeting-OSFA.aspx  to make an appointment.                                      

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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 rhonda.wardlaw@maryland.gov.


Staff Contact Information


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

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

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL


Jennifer KatzAssistant Attorney General - Principal Counsel jennifer.katz@maryland.gov
Soma Kedia
Assistant Attorney General
soma.kedia@maryland.gov
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DEPARTMENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS


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

Office of Academic Affairs

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

Collegiate Affairs

Vacant
Associate Director of Collegiate Affairs
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 JohnsonAdministrative Specialist
victoria.johnson3@maryland.gov

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 eric.jackson1@maryland.gov
VacantAdministrative Aide -Career/Workforce Education
Tatyana Tate
Administrative Aide
tatyana.tate@maryland.gov​

Veterans Affairs

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

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
VacantResearch Analyst
Alex Bowley
Research Analyst
alex.bowley1@maryland.gov
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DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION


Geoffrey NewmanAssistant Secretary for Finance and Administration
geoff.newman@maryland.gov

Office of Budget and Finance

Aubrey Bascombe
Director aubrey.bascombe1@maryland.gov
Rona Clegg-SparrowAssociate Director rona.clegg-sparrow1@maryland.gov
Jhoanna Salazar​
Administrative Officer jhoanna.salazar1@maryland.gov​
VacantProcurement Officer
Les HodgsonStaff Accountant les.hodgson@maryland.gov


Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

Al DorsettOSFA ​Director​​a​l.d​orsett@maryland.gov
Jacqueline ColkleyOSFA Associate Director​​jacqueline.colkley@maryland.gov
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For questions about your financial aid application or aw​ard, 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, please email OSFA at ​osfamail.mhec@maryland.gov.


Office of Facilities/Capital Budget Oversight

Daniel SchusterFinance Policy Analyst daniel.schuster1@maryland.gov
Anthony ReinerFinance and Facilities anthony.reiner@maryland.gov

Student Loan Debt Relief Tax Credit

Mary LoganManager mary.logan1@maryland.gov
Jennifer FischettiAdministrator jennifer.fischetti@maryland.gov

Office of Information Technology

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 RahmanSystems Specialist riya.rahman1@maryland.gov
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DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS


Lee TowersExecutive Director lee.towers@maryland.gov

Office of Communications

Rhonda WardlawDirector rhonda.wardlaw@maryland.gov

Office of Outreach and Grants Management
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
Kendall Cook
Outre​ach Specialist​​​
kendall.cook1@maryland.gov
​Vacant
GEAR UP Scholarship Administrator
Vacant
GEAR UP Scholarship Specialist


For information on Financial Aid Outreach Events or Publications, contact Kendall Cook at
 kendall.cook1@maryland.gov.


Office of Legislative Affairs

Lee TowersDirector lee.towers@maryland.gov
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