Marshall C. Grigsby is president and CEO of Grigsby & Associates LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in educational policy issues and the legislative process. Grigsby was elected to the board of Strada Education Network, then known as USA Funds, in 2002. He currently serves as chair of Strada Education’s Governance Committee and is on the Mission Advancement and Philanthropy Committee.
Grigsby has served as the senior legislative associate for higher education with the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to his service on Capitol Hill, he was an associate dean and faculty member at Howard University, executive vice president and provost and chief operating officer at Hampton University, and president of Benedict College. Grigsby also is the founder, president and CEO of Educational Research Systems, a nonprofit research organization that focuses on comprehensive socioeconomic, educational and policy issues affecting minority students and students of color.
In 2003 Grigsby was inducted into “The History Makers,” a national video database of outstanding African-Americans. The database is housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. He received his undergraduate education at Morehouse College and earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago.