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March 7, 2010
Patricia McGuire
President, Trinity Washington University
Patricia McGuire BIO:
·21st overall president of Trinity Washington University
·Member of the Women's Advisory Board of the Girl Scouts of the Nation's Capital
·Serving on a governance advisory task force for the American Institute of Architects
·Member of multiple boards of directors including Greater Washington Board of Trade, The Washington Hospital Center, Women's College Coalition, The Washington Metropolitan Consortium of Universities, The D.C. College Success Foundation, Goodwill of Greater Washington, The National Defense Intelligence College, The American Council on Education, The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region, United Educators, The UNIFI Mutual Holding Company

·Assistant Dean for Development and External Affairs for Georgetown University Law Center
·Appointed to a special term on the Education Advisory Committee overseeing the D.C. Public Schools
·Legal affairs commentator for CBS children's newsmagazine "30 Minutes" and Fox Televisionís "Panorama"
·Member of advisory panel on coinage which recommended the image of Sacagawea for the new dollar coin

·Graduated from Merion Mercy Academy
·Graduated cum laude from Trinity Washington University in 1974
·Law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977

· Born 1952 in Philadelphia

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Info: Our guest is Patricia (Pat) McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC. She has been president for over 20 years and is credited with saving the institution whose population diminished from 1,000 students in 1969 to 300 in 1989. Trinity opened as a women's college in 1897 next to Catholic University in Northeast Washington, which was then an all-male institution. Men were accepted into Trinity night and weekend classes beginning in the 1960s. Today, the private university of 2,000 students has three separate schools: -The College of Arts and Sciences which is still a women's college -The School of Education which offers master's degrees in education -The School of Professional Studies offering night and weekend classes for both undergraduate and graduate degrees Makeup of Trinity University is 67 percent African-American, 21 percent Hispanic, 6 percent White, and 6 percent International. Graduates of Trinity include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ('62), Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius ('70), and Hearst Magazines Publisher Cathleen Black ('66).

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