Patricia McGuire President, Trinity Washington University

Patricia McGuire is president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. She earned her B.A. in political science from Trinity and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and received honorary degrees from Georgetown University, College of New Rochelle, College of St. Elizabeth and Liverpool Hope University in the United Kingdom. She is a board member of the D.C. College Success Foundation, Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, Women’s College Coalition, Washington Metropolitan Consortium of Universities, Greater Washington Board of Trade, Washington Hospital Center, United Educators, and the UNIFI Mutual Holding Company and she is a member of the Women’s Advisory Board of the Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capital.

President McGuire is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, is a passionate advocate for women, and is committed to the transformative power of education. She has testified before US Senate and House committees and she writes and speaks on a wide variety of topics. Her writings have been published by the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, Inside Higher Ed and other publications. She blogs about contemporary issues at

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