Maggie McGrath serves as the Director for the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland. Prior to her work with the Compact, Maggie worked for the Cleveland Foundation in various roles. Previously, she served as a program associate focused on college access and completion initiatives and as Chief of Staff to the President. Before her time with the Foundation, Maggie worked as a development officer at the University of Chicago. Maggie received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University and her MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Manager, Partnerships and Programs
Margie Glick is the manager of partnerships and programs at the Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland, where she works to promote postsecondary opportunities for students and alumni of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Margie’s previous positions include assistant director of federal relations at Vanderbilt University, legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and field organizer on President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Margie serves on the board of The Cleveland Orchestra’s The Circle, is active in Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Association Cleveland Chapter, and is a mentor at College Now Greater Cleveland. Margie has a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University.
The Higher Education Compact has a loaned staff structure to implement programs and reach targeted goals. Our work would not be possible without the support of Anthony Battaglia, Director of College and Career Readiness at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Elizabeth Day, Director of Marketing and Communications at College Now Greater Cleveland; Jason Smith, Data Analysis Manager from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; and Kate Schwab, Director of Program Operations at College Now Greater Cleveland.