Hilary Link Will Be the Next President of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Hillary L. Link has been appointed president of Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, effective July 1, 2019. The college enrolls about 1,800 students, 54 percent of whom are women.

Dr. Link has more than 20 years of experience across a broad range of higher education institutions. Currently, she serves as dean of Temple University Rome, a position she has held since 2013. As the senior Temple University administrator in Rome, she is responsible for all aspects of the Rome campus, which enrolls more than 600 students in graduate and undergraduate programs. Throughout her tenure at the campus, she has developed new courses and internships with Temple’s Klein College of Media and Communication, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Technology, the College of Engineering, and the School of Sport, Tourism, and Hospitality Management. Dr. Link has overseen recruitment initiatives that led to the highest enrollment in the 52-year history of the campus.

“I am deeply honored to have been selected to succeed President Mullen as Allegheny College’s next leader,” Dr. Link said. “I look forward to working with Allegheny’s outstanding faculty, staff, students and alumni as together we honor the college’s history and advance the promise of its future. I am inspired by Allegheny’s innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, and by the spirit of innovation, access and dialogue exemplified throughout the Allegheny community. I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic time at the college, as it continues to harness its collective energy to adapt to the changing environment in higher education and effect global change as well.”

Dr. Link is a graduate of Stanford University where she double majored in art history and Italian. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in Italian language and literature from Yale University.

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