Alan Hill Named Dean
April 8, 2015
President Gregory D. Hess announced the appointment of Alan P. Hill as Dean for Professional Development at Wabash College. In this role, the veteran higher education administrator will oversee the Schroeder Center for Career Development, and the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship, while assuming the duties of Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies (MXIBS).
“Alan’s vast experience, skills, and connections across Indiana and the GLCA make him an ideal candidate to pull together our efforts for the enhanced personal and professional development of all Wabash students and set the course for the MXIBS.” said President Hess. “This move allows us to concentrate our efforts to better prepare our students for their lives and careers after Wabash.”
Hill boasts nearly 30 years of experience in higher education and comes to Wabash from Franklin College, where since 2000, he has served as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs and, more recently, as Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing.
“I would like to thank Dr. Hess for the wonderful opportunity to work as the Dean for Professional Development for Wabash College,” Hill said. “My life’s work has been to serve, and I am passionate about serving young people through education. Wabash is blessing me with this wonderful opportunity to work with trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and alumni who are as passionate and committed as I am about transforming the lives of young men. I very much look forward to working tirelessly to make sure that all Wabash students truly realize the full benefits of the liberal arts experience, while at the same time achieving the College’s mission of educating men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely.”
A 1981 graduate of DePauw University, he also earned his master’s degree from DePauw before beginning his career in marketing with IBM. He spent a decade at DePauw in positions with the Provost’s office, admissions, financial aid, and student life. He left DePauw to become Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs at Alma College in Michigan. Since 2000, he has served Franklin College as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs and, more recently, as Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing.
“Alan is a respected leader in Indiana with deep connections to business, education, and non-profits, particularly in Indianapolis. For example, he has served on the boards of Park Tudor School and the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated High School. In hiring Mr. Hill, we have strengthened our leadership team immeasurably.”
Hill will begin his tenure at Wabash on July 1.