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“Margaret Rothe is a Higher Education veteran. Having graduated with a Masters degree from the NEAG school of Education in Higher Education in Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut, she has earned her academic training. As well as having cultivated the experience and seasoning necessary to navigate today's higher education and the many choices facing young adults, her advice comes from a place of knowledge, experience, and compassion. This is an educator who is truly invested in each of her students.”

-SFSU Campus Awards Ceremony

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“I am a Student Advocate and Parent Ally.

The ultimate goal is to develop a cohesive presentation of the student candidate to schools that match family criteria, student potential, and future opportunity.”
– Margaret MA, HESA

Margaret Rothe, MA


MA, Higher Education Student Affairs,

University of Connecticut, 2002

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology,

Richmond College, International University, UK, 1994


Campus Resident Leadership, SFSU 2004-2007

College First Year Experience, SFSU 2004

Tri-School FIRST Robotics, 2013-2016

Everything Good About You (EGAY), SFSU 2005

Women’s Forum, SFSU 2004–2007

Judicial Board, Nichols College, 2004

College Admissions & Essay Courses, Berkeley Ext., 2014

Jeanne Clery, Campus Compliance, SFSU 2005

Judicial Hearing Institute, Brandeis University June 2004


CounselMore, Admissions Data & College Readiness Software

HigherGrounding: Independent Education Planner

All College Pros: Independent College Consultants


EdTech Digest Awards, Visionary 2023

EdTech Digest Awards, Innovation for Access 2022

WACUHO, Distinguished Service Award, WTI, 2009

Contributions to Campus Affairs, University Housing, 2009

Bridge Builder Award, University Housing, 2007

Kate Humphries, Resident Director of the Year Award, 2005

Standout Award, NCAA Diversity Education Leaders, 2004

Annual Residence Life Award, Richmond College, 1992-94

PRESENTATIONS  (abbreviated)

College Fit, Finding what is right for me, 2018

Unlocking your inner-CEO, Independent Educational Counseling as a Business, 2018

Carlmont High School Career Day, 2018

Technology Business Tools for College Counselors, 2018

How To, as a College Counselor, HECA conference, 2017

Find Higher grounding in Higher Education; How to get to College, 2012

Find Higher grounding in Higher Education; Navigating campus services, 2012

ACUHO-I, Challenges & Strategies for Living Learning Community Development, Spring 2007

Blind to the Fact, Conversations on Diversity, San Francisco State University, Spring 2007

WACUHO, Creating Living Learning Communities, San Francisco, Spring 2006

CHOICES, “Changing minds” Campus Judicial Practice, San Francisco State University, Summer 2005

Millennials Rising, Creating & Preparing, New College Trends, University of Connecticut, Spring 2002

American Sociological Association, Elbow Room in New England Prisons, 1992


National Assoc of College Admissions Counselors, NACAC 2013-

Western Assoc for College Admissions Counseling, WACAC 2013-

American College Counseling Association, 2022

Independent Educational Consultants Assoc, Professional Member

Higher Education Consultants Assoc, Member & Regional rep 2014-

American College & University Housing Officers, Leadership, 2005-11

Western Training Institute, Co-Chair, 2009-11

National Assoc for HE Student Affairs Administrators. NASPA 2002-11

Assoc for Student Conduct Administration, 2004-11

American Sociological Association, 1990-92

COMMITTEES & SERVICE   (abbreviated)

Character Collaborative, NACAC 2021-23

Proposal Review Committee, NACAC 2024

Chair, Western Training Institute (WTI), WACUHO-I, 2009

All-Univ Committee; Students, Faculty & Staff with Disabilities, Fall 2007

Living Learning Community Development & Admissions Committee, 2005-11

Sexual Assault Prevention Campus Committee, SFSU, Fall 2005-07

Student Staff Appreciation Committee, SFSU, Spring 2004-07

Programming; Etiquette Dinner, Honors Banquette, Lil’ Sybs, NCOW 2004-07

University Host, Northern Residential Activity Programming (NRAP), Fall 2004

Living Learning Community Development, Nichols College, 2001

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To reserve Margaret for speaking engagements, workshops, discussion panels, peer-to-peer collaborations, please email

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