Marshall C. Grigsby

Senior Research Fellow

Department: Pell Institute Staff

Marshall C. Grigsby is a senior consultant with the Council for Opportunity in Education, the umbrella organization for the nation’s federal TRIO programs, and a senior research fellow with the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Education. He drafted the 2001-2003 Annual Report of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities according to Executive Order 13256. The report “The Mission Continues” outlines federal support for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is currently the President and CEO of Grigsby and Associates, LLC, a higher education consulting firm specializing in program administration, evaluation, leadership development, and long-range planning.

Before this role, Dr. Grigsby served as the Senior Legislative Associate for Higher Education with the Committee on Education and the Workforce in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993 to 2001. He also held significant positions at Howard University, Hampton University, and Benedict College, where he served as president from 1985 to 1993.

Under his leadership at Benedict College, the institution gained national recognition, receiving awards such as the Knight Foundation Presidential Leadership Award and accolades in Money Magazine’s College Guide. Dr. Grigsby has been involved in various educational organizations and has served on the Board of Trustees of Strada Education Network. He graduated from Morehouse College and holds advanced degrees from the University of Chicago.

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