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Antonio D. Squire

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Doctoral Student

Antonio D. Squire is the director of admissions and financial aid at Mercer University School of Law. He effectively manages state, federal, and institutional policies in financial aid and champions inclusivity through a diversity scholarship program and a financial literacy curriculum. At Mercer, he oversees a multimillion-dollar merit aid budget, employs innovative student recruitment strategies, and supports student well-being with initiatives like a food pantry. 

Previously, Squire was the graduate funding coordinator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, managing funding systems across thirty-two departments and handling financial matters for the graduate school. His experience as a financial aid counselor and client services assistant at the same institution further highlights his expertise in financial aid management and campus partnerships. 

Squire earned a Master of Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University, building on his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His education and professional experiences have given him a profound understanding of the challenges in higher education. 

Dedicated to increasing college attainment among underrepresented groups, Squire works to remove barriers like food insecurity and homelessness among graduate and professional students. His passion for higher education is evident in his work, including his role as a public speakers. He addresses topics like financing higher education and the experiences of black males in predominantly white institutions. 

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