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President McGuire: “If Higher Education Can’t Do Social Change Well, Who Will?”

March 15, 2016 - President McGuire’s Remarks Accepting TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award President Patricia McGuire was presented with the TIAA Institute’s Hesburgh Award at the annual meeting of ACE, the American Council on Education Meeting in San Francisco on March 14, 2016. These are her acceptance remarks. Be inspired – watch the video of President McGuire giving her speech. How deeply grateful I am to the TIAA Institute for this remarkable award.  Thank you, Skip Spriggs, and please convey my gratitude to all at TIAA.  Thank you, Molly Broad!  Throughout my tenure as Trinity’s president, you and the many fine leaders of ACE have been exceptional colleagues … Continue reading
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Trinity President Patricia McGuire Honored with Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence by TIAA Institute

March 14, 2016 - McGuire Recognized for Transforming Trinity Washington University into a National Example that Provides Quality, Accessible Education for Low-income Students of Color Award bestowed at ACE 2016, the American Council on Education’s 98th Annual Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, March 14, 2016 – The TIAA Institute today announced Patricia A. McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, as the winner of the 2016 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence, which recognizes outstanding leadership on the part of a college or university president or chancellor. The award, established in 1993, is named in honor of the great educator and humanitarian, the late Rev. Theodore … Continue reading
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President McGuire Announces Trinity Leadership Scholarship: $10,000, Guaranteed

February 17, 2016 - New Scholarship Streamlines Process for Financing a Trinity Education and Makes Trinity the Most Affordable Private University in the Washington Region Additional Need-Based Scholarships from Trinity and D.C. Grants Make Tuition Even More Affordable and Accessible for Students UPDATE:  There is still time to be considered for the Trinity Leadership Scholarship. Applications submitted by May 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis as long as a 2016-17 FAFSA application has been submitted. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at or 202-884-9400. President Patricia McGuire announced the launch of the Trinity Leadership Scholarship program that guarantees a … Continue reading
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Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors Trinity President Patricia McGuire as Higher Education Visionary with 2015 Academic Leadership Award

September 24, 2015 - President McGuire is the First Catholic College President and First D.C. Higher Education Leader to Earn Prestigious Honor Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced that Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire is one of just four presidents nationally to receive the prestigious 2015 Academic Leadership Award. The other presidents honored are Ronald Daniels of Johns Hopkins University, Diana Natalicio of the University of Texas at El Paso and C.L. Max Nikias of the University of Southern California. President McGuire is the first president of a Catholic college or university to receive the award; the first president of a D.C. … Continue reading
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President McGuire Participates in White House Summit on Expanding Access to Higher Education

December 5, 2014 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire was invited to participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a major summit of college and university presidents, K-12 educators, and business and nonprofit leaders convened by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on December 4. During the Summit, which focused on expanding access to higher education and improving completion of college degrees, President McGuire was featured on a panel, “Customizing Completion: The Campus Perspective.” Each higher ed institution participating in the White House Summit made commitments to expand access to education. President McGuire announced two new commitments at the Summit, both … Continue reading
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President McGuire to Receive Honorary Degree From Howard University

May 6, 2013 - Howard University will honor President Patricia McGuire at its 145th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2013. President McGuire will be awarded an honorary degree for her transformation of Trinity since she became president in 1989, her leadership role in higher education both locally and nationally, and her many contributions to the Washington community. Howard will also award honorary degrees to two women who have been Commencement speakers at Trinity and received Trinity honorary degrees: Marie C. Johns, deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and former president of Verizon Washington and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, who … Continue reading
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President McGuire Joins College Leaders in Urging Action on Gun Control

December 19, 2012 - Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire joined with more than 170 college and university leaders across the country in an open letter published today urging both President Obama and Congress “to take action on gun control now.”  In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and other violent incidents, the academic leaders are advocating several proactive measures, including: “Ensuring the safety of our communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on our campuses and in our classrooms; ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check; reinstating the ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons along with … Continue reading
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Trinity and Georgetown University Partner with KIPP Charter Schools to Increase College Completion Rates

November 27, 2012 - KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), the nation’s largest nonprofit charter school network, announced that it will partner with both Trinity Washington University and Georgetown University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This new partnership is featured in The Washington Post in an article that includes quotes from Trinity President Patricia McGuire and two KIPP graduates enrolled at Trinity — Yasmeen Newman and Jazmin Wright. Read the Washington Post article In partnering with KIPP, Trinity seeks to recruit and enroll 10 qualified KIPP graduates annually, beginning in the 2012-13 academic year. Trinity will provide strong … Continue reading
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President’s Welcome to the Red Class of 2016

August 27, 2012 - The Courage to Change: “From Grass to Grace” Remarks to the New Students of Trinity in the College of Arts and Sciences President Patricia McGuire, August 27, 2012 President Patricia McGuire offically welcomed the Red Class of 2016 to Trinity in a ceremony at which they signed the Trinity Honor Code. Below are her complete remarks. Good morning and welcome to all new Trinity students! On behalf of the students, faculty, alumnae, trustees, Sisters of Notre Dame and large family of Trinity, I am so pleased to greet you, the latest witness to the wisdom of our founders in establishing … Continue reading
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Sr. Teresita Weind – “Radical Gratitude”

April 12, 2012 - Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, spoke to the Trinity Washington University community on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Her address was entitled, “Trinity Washington University: Radical Gratitude” and she reflected on the links between education, self-giving and unity in our lives. Watch this video featuring highlights of her remarks. Please upgrade your browser   Continue reading
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