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Quiana Hodges

MSI Engagement Partner
Student Freedom Initiative (“SFI”)

Accountable to the Chief Operating Officer for the engagement and associated communications with Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) on behalf of Student Freedom Initiative. As an Engagement Partner serves as the primary liaison with the assigned MSI to facilitate the planning, coordination, and implementation of the four components of the SFI Program.

  • Develops and coordinates content to be used by assigned MSIs to describe the SFI Program on their websites and other social media channels.
  • Designs and coordinates the process and tools to collect and analyze institutional data.
  • Updates the MSI Cohort selection criteria, based on lessons learned from prior Cohorts to be applied to future Cohorts.
  • Defines attributes and definitions to support data visual representation of institution and servicer provided information within the SFI Knowledgebase and Dashboard.
  • Provides institution and student specific feedback to inform the final Student Freedom Agreement (SFA) process, design, FAQs, and implementation.

Quiana has nearly 14 years in Higher education, and most recently served as Campus Director of Financial Aid at Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, Maryland.  She has held several positions throughout her career with direct oversight in professional judgments (i.e., homelessness, dependency overrides), outreach, and federal aid disbursements.  Quiana played a vital role in the close-out phase of Sojourner-Douglass College, Baltimore, MD, by overseeing the Heighten Cash Monitoring 2 (HCM2) process.  Quiana’s passion for students’ success extended beyond her role in the financial aid office.  In Fall 2019, she was selected by the Vice Presidents of Student Affairs and Financial Aid, respectively, to be member of a team of three representing Bowie State University upon Prince George’s County’s award of a $3.5 million grant.  The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purpose combating youth homelessness.  Graduate of University of Maryland Global Campus (Master of Business of Administration) and Sojourner-Douglass College (Bachelor of Arts in Administration).