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Panel Discussion: Dealing with Difficult Aid Conversations - FACTS Grant & Aid Webinar Series
Wednesday, December 09, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Category: Corporate Member Events

Join us for this webcast featuring Ryan Quigley, Director of Admissions and Communications at Joliet Catholic Academy, Erik Rogers, Director of Enrollment and Tuition Assistance at Regents School of Austin, and Renee Nagdeman, Business Manager of Bishop Noll Institute.

Financial aid leads to difficult conversations with families. From working with families struggling to make ends and afford your tuition to getting pressured to provide more aid to a family than what they are showing they need, delicately handling these discussions is both important and stressful for all involved.  Join us as we interview a panel of your peers on their experiences to gain insight, tips, and encouragement as we launch into an especially difficult year for those working with financial aid.

Ryan QuigleyRyan Quigley is the Director of Admissions and Communications at Joliet Catholic Academy, a Catholic college-prep high school in Joliet, IL co-sponsored by the Carmelites and the Joliet Franciscans. He coordinates the school website, marketing, admissions staff, works directly with incoming freshman students via JCA’s Leveraged Financial Aid program, and coaches in the football and baseball programs. Quigley has spent the past five years at JCA after spending two years as the Illinois Director of Scouting for Prep Baseball Report, the country’s leading independent amateur baseball scouting service. Prior to that, he spent six years playing professional baseball in the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks minor league systems. Quigley holds an undergraduate degree in English/Secondary Education from St. Xavier University as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from St. Xavier. He resides in Shorewood Illinois with his wife Lindsey, son J.P., and daughter Emery.

Erik RogersErik Rogers serves as the Director of Enrollment and Tuition Assistance at Regents School of Austin, a private, independent, classical Christian K-12 school in Austin, Texas. Previously, Erik was the Business Resources, Financial Aid, and PR Manager at the Anglican International School, Jerusalem in Israel. As the primary point of contact for the parent community regarding financial arrangements and tuition assistance, Erik seeks to communicate with excellence, consistency, sensitivity, and compassion. Additionally, Erik serves as a volunteer ordained clergy member at his church. He is married and has two teenage children, and his personal interests and hobbies include cooking, baking and eating good food; music; reading; outdoor activities; and traveling internationally.


Renee NagdemanRenee Nagdeman is in her 17th school year as Business Manager of Bishop Noll Institute, a diverse Catholic high school, in Northwest Indiana.  She develops and maintains the school’s budget along with the school board’s finance committee while also working closely with the Admissions Coordinator and tuition office.  One of Renee’s larger work efforts has been to grow the school’s financial aid program from a small base pool of around $10,000 to a six-figure funding source used to help families afford private education for their children.  Additionally, she serves on the Diocesan committee that awards aid to all the schools within the Diocese of Gary.  Early in her career, Renee was a property manager but has found working for a nonprofit to be more fulfilling.  A Purdue alum with a major in both accounting and human resources, she married her college sweetheart, Craig, and just celebrated their 25th anniversary.  She looks forward to her daughter’s graduation from Purdue in education and enjoys cheering on her son at poolside.