Trinity President Patricia McGuire will be inducted into the Washington, D.C. Hall of Fame Society on Sunday, April 15. She will receive the Regional Award for her many contributions to the Washington, D.C. region. The awards honor exceptional leaders and contributors to the growth of the city.
President McGuire has focused Trinity’s mission on meeting the educational needs of the city of Washington and, in particular, the city’s women of color. Trinity enrolls more D.C. residents than any other private university in the city; 45% of the students are D.C. residents. Under her leadership, President McGuire is opening the doors to new populations of women, once largely excluded from higher education, who are discovering the empowerment of a women’s college: 85% of Trinity’s students are African American or Latina.
President McGuire’s achievements extend far beyond Trinity’s campus and extend into the business community, the Washington region and the national higher education arena. In the Washington community and education arena, she recently completed her tenure on the board of the Eugene and Agnes Meyer Foundation, and she serves on the boards of the Washington Metropolitan Consortium of Universities, Goodwill of Washington and the Joint Military Intelligence College. She serves on committees of the American Council on Education, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital , and other civic and educational organizations. She was appointed by D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams and the D.C. Financial Control Board in 2000 to a special term on the Education Advisory Committee overseeing the D.C. Public Schools. In 2006, she was appointed by the American Red Cross Board of Governor to serve on a 7-member Independent Governance Advisory Panel.