The Washington Post's Magazine this weekend has a profile of Pat McGuire, who has been President of Trinity College for twenty years. As the article recalls, at an event in 2007, Post chairman Donald Graham said of McGuire: "How often can you say of a [university] president: 'Without her, that college probably wouldn't be there at all'?" The article shows what determination, hands-on management, and faith can achieve, turning a school that was headed to extinction around. I think it is especially noteworthy that McGuire saved Trinity by recognizing that it had to reconnect with its founding purpose - helping those without access to education gain an education - but that this meant something different in the 21st century from what it meant in the late 19th century, that to preserve the tradition, the school had to change. Read the article, and be sure to share with any high school age young women you know.
Washington Post Profiles Trinity College President