NEC Names New Vice President

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Dr. Michele D. Perkins, President of New England College announces the appointment of Dr. Hilton Hallock as Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Hallock’s career in higher education includes extensive experience with both academic and administrative responsibilities in undergraduate and graduate education. Her expertise includes teaching, program and faculty development, advising, assessment and accreditation, and a broad understanding of the higher education landscape.

Dr. Hallock has served as Vice President for Enrollment and Student Engagement at New England College for the past two years. She is currently Professor of Higher Education and director of the new master’s program in higher education administration. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.Ed. from The University of Vermont, and a C.A.S. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University. Faculty and student engagement, curriculum development, and services dedicated to student achievement are themes that are integral to her academic and professional work.

As demonstrated in the positions she has held at Syracuse University, Longwood University, and the University of Virginia, Dr. Hallock has particular strength in the professional development of faculty and in the design and implementation of programming related to service learning and civic engagement. She has also contributed to the creation of innovative advising and seminar programs for first-year and undeclared students. As a faculty member and director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management at the University of Pennsylvania, she led an innovative educational program and advised senior administrators.

Dr. Hallock has authored or co-authored articles, chapters, and monographs on higher education administration and pedagogy, has given presentations at numerous academic conferences, and is on two editorial boards for national journals in higher education. In addition to consulting with institutions across the country, she has served as an evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is currently NEC’s Accreditation Liaison Officer for NEASC. Among her many honors and awards are the Advisor of the Year at Longwood University, and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award and Jefferson Scholar at The University of Virginia.