Marcia Brown Mintz, Senior Advisor, is a versatile higher education leader with deep knowledge of university administration and particular expertise in policy development, program design, and strategic planning. Her higher education experience extends across a number of institutions and functional areas including faculty affairs and governance.
Marcia joined CFAR after almost two decades at Georgetown University where she served for ten years as Associate Provost. During that time, she was Provost’s Office representative and liaison for the establishment and operation of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. In advisory roles at the school and program levels, she engaged with innovative and strategic collaboration, interdisciplinary program development, and curriculum design, working across schools with faculty and university leadership.
As a consultant and managing director for ten years at Cambridge Associates LLC, Marcia worked with colleges and universities, museums, and other endowed institutions. She contributed to the firm’s specialized research and publication program for endowed institutions by leading studies and authoring reports and papers on such topics as undergraduate financial aid; comparative financial indicators; investment officer compensation; faculty compensation and mortgage assistance; changes in accounting rules; capital campaign decisions; and endowment composition and spending decisions. She entered academic administration at Harvard University, serving there for 10 years, first with the Fogg Art Museum followed by appointments as Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Faculty Affairs and Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs.
Marcia holds an MPP from Georgetown University and a BS from the George Washington University. She is a fellow of the Georgetown Women’s Leadership Institute and the Center for Business and Public Policy. She is a co-founder and ex officio member of the board of the Georgetown Scholars Program, a pioneering, nationally recognized program established in 2004 to encourage the success of first-generation and low-income students.