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Link leaving Allegheny College; Cole named interim president | New

Hilary Link, president of Allegheny College since 2019, announced Tuesday that she will be stepping down for personal and professional considerations.

Link, recognized as a multidisciplinary, globalist and visionary scholar who has dedicated her career to improving the student experience in higher education, will complete her service at Allegheny after successfully leading the college through the challenges of the pandemic. and implemented various strategies to strengthen the college as a small, leading liberal arts school, the college said during the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

“It has been an honor to serve as the first female president of Allegheny College and to work with everyone on campus and beyond to highlight and elevate the College’s strengths as a supportive and creative community. focused on training and educating future generations of interdisciplinary thinkers,” Link said. . “I will forever be grateful for the experience of working with so many wonderful people, and will continue to support Allegheny’s success.”

The Allegheny College Board of Trustees has appointed former college provost and dean Ron Cole as interim president, effective immediately.

He is known for his strategic and insightful leadership and was recently recognized nationally by the Council of Independent Colleges for his contributions to the higher education community, the college said.

“We are grateful to Dr. Link for her contributions to Allegheny College, and that she will continue to support the College through the upcoming leadership transition,” said Steven D. Levinsky, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Allegheny College. Allegheny College. “The impact of his leadership has been significant, particularly given the challenges facing higher education at this time, combined with most of his tenure unfolding during a global pandemic.”

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