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Mamie Voight

President & CEO

Mamie Voight is the President & CEO of the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). In this role, she shapes IHEP’s strategic direction and leads the organization’s policy research agenda, which is designed to reform postsecondary policy and practice to build a more just and equitable higher education system. Before joining IHEP, Mamie was a research and policy analyst and assistant director for research and policy at The Education Trust (Ed Trust), where she researched college access, success, and affordability issues, advocated for policies that would enhance equity in America’s higher education system, and was lead author on several publications. Before entering the field of education policy, she worked as an engineering consultant for departments of transportation in multiple states.

Mamie earned her B.S. in civil engineering from Villanova University, her M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, and her M.P.P. from Georgetown University.

Driven by the belief that the circumstances of one’s birth should not dictate one’s opportunities in life, Mamie is committed to dismantling inequities within the higher education system so that students of color and students from low-income backgrounds have true access to higher education’s life-changing benefits.