Marguerite M. McClinton


Marguerite M. McClinton is a consultant and pursuing her MBA at the University of Texas at Dallas. She was an administrator at Paul Quinn College in Dallas, TX. She has worn many hats, such as Special Assistant to the President and Director of academic and retention programs. She previously worked at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. She also served for three years as the Director of the John W. Elrod University Commons and Campus Activities at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. She received her doctorate in higher education administration from Florida State University with a minor in Public Policy. Her dissertation focused on the Bright Futures merit-based program and how it impacts student success among African American students. She has worked in residential life at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, as well as served as a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Values at Florida State University. At Florida State University she became the Associate Director of the Hardee Center for Women in Higher Education. Her research interests rest in public policy in higher education, organizational culture, women in higher education, and access pertaining to students of color. She was the coeditor of The Art of Practical Wisdom of Student Affairs Leadership. She received her master’s in education at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, where she focused on educational administration and policy. She received her bachelor’s at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where her major was Educational Studies and her minor was Sociology.