On October 1, 2013, Maureen Hoyler assumed the position of President of the Council for Opportunity in Education. She began her career at the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University as an assistant to the then Director, Dr. Arnold Mitchem. Ms. Hoyler moved to Washington in 1981 to establish the Council’s office. Before assuming the role of president, she served as COE’s Executive Vice President and oversaw all of the Council’s operations including Public Policy and Communications, Program and Professional Development, Business and Finance, Development, the Pell Institute for the Study of Higher Education, the Louis Stokes Institute for Opportunity in STEM Education, and an I3 grant, from the U.S. Department of Education and GE, which has been used to the develop the GO College Program (currently in Erie, PA and Louisville, KY).
Ms. Hoyler has lectured widely on federal law and regulations. Her publications include “Collaboration to Widen Participation in Higher Education” (The European Access Network) and “Expanding College Access and Success: The Chicago Model” (with George Lowery). She received her B.A. in English, theology, and anthropology and her law degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.