Santa Clara University

Carol Mayer Marshall

Community Activist

CarolMarshallMs. Marshall (formerly Carol M. Khosrovi) has extensive and distinguished government and private sector experience.

HIGHLIGHTS OF CAREER:
Third highest ranking woman in the Nixon Administration.
First woman Congressional Relations Director in any government agency (represented poverty program under Don Rumsfeld).
First woman Director VISTA (Domestic Peace Corps). Nixon appointment with Senate confirmation.
First woman Superintendent San Francisco Mint. G.H.W. Bush appointment with Senate confirmation.
First woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Opportunity Funding Corporation.

 

WASHINGTON: Legislative Assistant to Congressmen Richard Schweiker, William Stanton and Robert Taft, Jr. and Senators Robert Griffin and Charles Percy. Helped draft Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of ’64, helped draft and pass the Homeownership for the Poor bill of 1967 (included in the Housing Act of 1968) and worked actively on the Community Development Corporation Act. Managed the transition of VISTA moving into ACTION; was responsible, against great odds, for the reauthorization of the O.E.O. in Congress and at O.E.O. administered all of the demonstration programs .

POST WASHINGTON: After moving to California and being admitted to the California Bar, established a consulting firm for non-profits, engaged in industrial and commercial real estate development and practiced law. Served as the Superintendent of the San Francisco Mint.

POLITICAL: Ran for California State Senate, headed the San Francisco Republican Party, delegate to Republican conventions, served on several Republican County Committees and chaired the San Francisco region of the Lincoln Club of N. Cal. Active in pro-choice Republican politics.

CIVIC: Energetic community activist. Serve(d) on numerous Boards – from Red Cross, Outward Bound, SLUG, NARAL (Chair of Leadership Committee) and the Commonwealth Club Program Committee to local and State Planned Parenthood, the WISH List, Lincoln Club and many more, always chairing committees and taking active roles. Skilled fundraiser for both political and community organizations.

EDUCATION: Mt. Holyoke College & George Washington University (BA). University of California Law School at Berkeley – Boalt Hall (JD).