Master's in Higher Education Administration
Advisory Board

24 Jul 12-1pm ET
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The Advisory Board for the Master’s in Higher Education Administration consists of distinguished practitioners who guide the future direction of the program and provide students with mentorship and professional opportunities. These esteemed experts play an essential role in connecting the program to a deep network spanning local, national, and global communities.


Marcel Bolintiam, M.S., M.C.P. Marcel Bolintiam, M.S., M.C.P.
Associate Dean of Executive and Language Education, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University

Marcel Bolintiam is Associate Dean of Executive and Language Education at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. He brings nearly twenty years of experience in strategic planning, change management, and international partnerships. As the School of Continuing Studies, Mr. Bolintiam leads all aspects of the School’s executive programming, including professional development and certificate programs, custom/B2B executive education, the Center for Social Impact Communication, the English Language Center, and the Institute for Transformative Leadership. He holds an M.S. in education from The City College of New York, a master’s in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.


Erika Cohen-Derr, D.L.S. Erika Cohen-Derr, D.L.S.
Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Georgetown University

Dr. Erika Cohen-Derr serves as Assistant Vice President in Student Affairs at Georgetown University. She oversees a variety of student engagement units, including student organizations, leadership programs, new student orientation, campus recreation, student centers, and events management. She holds a doctorate in liberal studies from Georgetown University, an M.Ed. in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland, and a B.S. in anthropology from the College of William & Mary. Her doctoral research studied the effects of achievement-oriented context on student leadership identity development.


Lauren Fretz, M.P.S. Lauren Fretz, M.P.S.
Director of Administration and Strategic Projects, Office of the VP for Global Engagement and the Berkley Center, Georgetown University

Lauren Fretz first joined the Georgetown community as a student in the Master’s in Higher Education Administration program. Upon graduating, she served as Program Manager for Business and Management at the School of Continuing Studies, where her role was to advise students and oversee communications. Ms. Fretz now works as Director of Administration and Strategic Projects for the Office of the Vice President for Global Engagement and the Berkley Center. Prior to her time at Georgetown, she completed her undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama, where she majored in public relations and graphic design. She has worked professionally in public relations, marketing, and financial grant management.


Thomas Harnisch Thomas Harnisch, Ed.D.
Vice President for Government Relations, State Higher Education Executive Officers

Thomas Harnisch has over a decade of experience in higher education policy and serves as a national voice for state higher education leaders. He joined the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) in 2020 as Vice President for Government Relations. Prior to joining SHEEO, he was Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). He holds a doctorate from The George Washington University, a master's degree from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin.


Molli Herth Molli Herth, M.Ed.
Deputy Chief of Staff and Associate to the Board of Trustees, Western Michigan University

Molli Herth has worked in higher education for nearly 20 years. She joined Western Michigan University as Deputy Chief of Staff and Associate to the Board of Trustees in October 2023. Prior to her current role, she oversaw faculty affairs for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and directed the campus-wide launch of higher education technology to facilitate faculty review for the Office of the Provost at George Mason University. As an active advisory board member for the Georgetown Master’s in Higher Education Administration program, Ms. Herth also served as the inaugural Program Director. Prior to her time at Georgetown University, she served as Administrative Manager for the George Washington University School of Nursing. Ms. Herth holds a bachelor's degree in public administration and a master’s in education from Grand Valley State University.


Andrew Hirsch Andrew Hirsch, M.P.S.
Assistant Dean, Business and Management, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies

Andrew Hirsch has been at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies since January 2016 when he became Program Director of the Sports Industry Management program. In January 2020, Mr. Hirsch transitioned to Assistant Dean for the Business and Management programs supporting the Global Hospitality Leadership, Higher Education Administration, Human Resources Management, Sports Industry Management, and Supply Chain Management degree programs. Previously, he worked in professional athletics and intercollegiate athletics focusing on event management, stadium operations, and coaching. He holds a master's degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in management from Juniata College.


Jonathan Kaplan Jonathan Kaplan, J.D.
Education Executive, Strategic Advisor & EdTech Investor

Jonathan Kaplan has served in leadership positions in higher education, business, and the public sector. He advises a range of education and other companies on market trends, digital learning, and investment opportunities. Mr. Kaplan also is a lecturer within the Higher Education Administration master’s program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Mr. Kaplan previously served as President of Walden University and CEO of the Online Division at Laureate Education, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kaplan served in the White House as special assistant to the President for economic policy under President Bill Clinton, and practiced law as an associate at Covington & Burling.


Judith Pérez-Caro, Ph.D. Judith Pérez-Caro, Ph.D.
Advisory Board Member, Higher Education Administration, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University

Dr. Judith Pérez-Caro (she/her) is a sociologist and Latinx studies scholar with expertise in the study of diversity and inequality. She held several leadership roles at Georgetown University from 2016 to 2024. Dr. Pérez-Caro currently serves as an advisory board member for the Master’s in Higher Education Administration program. Dr. Pérez-Caro holds an executive certificate in crisis leadership in higher education from the Harvard Kennedy School, a Ph.D. in sociology and advanced certification in Latin American and Latino studies from Fordham University, an M.A. in higher education administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. in communication studies (journalism) from Canisius University.


Rondha Remy Rondha Remy, M.P.A.
Associate Director of Program Management and Data Analytics, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Rondha Remy serves as Associate Director of Program Management and Data Analytics at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Previously, she was the Program Director for Georgetown’s master’s in higher education administration and also supported the programmatic activities of several other degree programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Ms. Remy has experience working in student life, college athletics, academic operations, and youth development within educational non-profit organizations. She holds a master’s in public administration and a B.A. in political science and sociology/anthropology from Long Island University.


Ray Shiu Ray Shiu, M.A.
Deputy Director, Center for Social Justice, Georgetown University

Ray Shiu serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University. He has been in this role since January 2020. In this role, he is responsible for the overall management of CSJ’s staff-run and student-run social justice community-based service, including student development, community and university outreach, and fiscal and administrative management. Mr. Shiu also serves as a board member on two local nonprofits providing services to the unhoused community, Friendship Place and Georgetown Ministry Center. He holds an M.A. in higher education from Columbia University and a B.S. in genetics from the University of California, Davis.


Sarah B. Steinberg Sarah B. Steinberg, Ed.D.
Provost Emeritus, University of Arizona Global Campus

For more than 30 years, Dr. Sarah Steinberg’s professional and personal interests have been at the intersection of technology and education. Recently retired as Provost and Senior Vice President at the University of Arizona Global Campus, she continues to consult with university leaders on issues pertaining to adult students and online education and leverages her extensive leadership experience in higher education and education technology. Dr. Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Frogstone Strategies and is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Dr. Steinberg spent 20 years at Johns Hopkins University, where she last held the position of Executive Vice Provost and oversaw business strategies and the implementation of more than a dozen fully online master’s degree programs. She holds an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. Northwestern University, and a master’s and B.S. in civil engineering from Cornell University.


Brittany Strong Brittany Strong, M.P.A.
Program Director of Business and Management Programs, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University

Brittany Strong is Program Director for the Master’s in Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown University and supports the programmatic activities of several other degree programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Ms. Strong has experience working as an Indigenous Student advocate for the Omaha Public School District, a classroom teacher in multiple urban school districts, and multiple projects with the University of Nebraska Medical Center using Indigenous research methods. She holds a master’s in public administration from Bellevue University and a B.S. in secondary education with a concentration in social studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.