Margaret Higgins, PhD

Margaret Higgins’ career spanned three decades of c-suite and senior leadership in Catholic Higher Education with executive positions in student affairs, administration, and development. Most recently, she served as President/CEO of a Cristo Rey Jesuit college prep high school. In each role, Ms. Higgins worked with members of the university community and external stakeholders to ensure the mission, student success, and financial sustainability were achieved. She inspired a commitment to the spiritual, intellectual, and professional development of future college graduates and leaders with a particular emphasis on first generation students and their families. Ms. Higgins has earned a B.S. in communication disorders, a M.Ed. in guidance and counseling, and a PhD in educational administration and policy. Her dissertation research is on the transformational behaviors of Catholic university presidents in the development of vision.