Introducing Drew University’s New President

Jul 6, 2023

Hilary L. Link, PhD brings a distinguished track record of leadership at prominent higher education institutions in the U.S. and abroad to Drew University. Link comes to Drew most recently from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, where she served as president from 2019 to 2022. She successfully guided Allegheny through the COVID-19 pandemic while managing demographic, enrollment, and financial challenges facing institutions of higher education across the country.

Prior to Allegheny College, Link was dean of Temple University Rome and previously served as vice provost at Barnard College of Columbia University. She began her career in higher education as director of scholar programs at New York University. Link earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford University and both her master’s degree and doctorate in Italian language and literature at Yale University.

“I am excited to step into the leadership of Drew University, a strong institution known for providing its students with a truly immersive learning experience and for a faculty distinctively dedicated to student success,” said Hilary L. Link, PhD, who will officially take office on July 1, 2023. “The past several years have been particularly challenging for small liberal arts colleges, and I look forward to working with Drew’s faculty and staff across the University, including the College of Liberal Arts, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, and Drew Theological School, to build on their tremendous work. I am eager to begin working with the entire Drew community to forge the University’s path into a vibrant and successful future.”

Excerpt from Drew University Selects Proven Leader as its 15th President, February 2023.

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