DeJanae’ (known by her peers and students as DeJa), began her career in Financial Aid two years after graduating from Jackson State University. Her superior customer service skills along with her dedication to learn as well as adhere by ED rules and regulations; quickly catapulted her into a leadership role within the for-profit institution. Her instant success in the field encouraged her to continue her education. Shortly after, DeJa graduated from Belhaven University with a master’s degree in Public Administration; the MPA program educated her on the public sector of business focusing on public laws and policies.
Throughout her career in financial aid, DeJa has held titles such as Senior Financial Aid Officer, Student Finance Manager and Financial Aid Supervisor and has become an expert at ED Rules & Regulations/compliance, Campus Vue, COD, NSLDS, CPS, Title IV programs, and Clock-hour programs. She is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and a mother of two little girls. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, exercising, and spending quality time with her family.