Allegheny College names a new president with a lengthy history in higher education.

The Allegheny Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Hilary Link as the college’s next president.  Link is the first woman to serve in this role in the school’s history.  She most recently served as dean of Temple University Rome.  

Link says she’s inspired by Allegheny’s innovative approach to the liberal arts.

“When I talk about interdisciplinary and when I talk about liberal arts, they mean certain things to me. They mean learning within a bigger global context. They mean understanding issues from multiple perspectives.” 

Dr. Link will officially step into the role of president on July 1st.