Board of Trustees Biographies

Marsha Foster Boyd

Marsha Foster Boyd, Ph.D. is President Emerita of Ecumenical Theological Seminary and a retired minister in the AME Church. She is a proven thought leader in the field of higher education, with 25 years experience as a professor, dean, accrediting officer, seminary president, and educational strategist. She facilitates workshops with administrators, boards of directors, and school communities, and provides personal coaching for senior administrators, non-profit leaders, and leadership teams through her business, Catalyst Connections Global. She is a Co-Founder and Principle of The Bridge Collective, established to unite humans to re-pair the fractures among us across our differences through facilitating workshops, hosting retreats, and engaging communities in conversations that matter. She also serves as Board Chair of the Marcus Foster Education Institute, named for her late father.