March 4, 2013 — James H. Mullen Jr., president of Allegheny College, has been elected vice chair of the board of directors at the American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions.
Mullen has been president of Allegheny College since August 1, 2008. With 20 years of experience in leadership roles in higher education, and a keen appreciation for Allegheny’s history and traditions, he is continuing the work of earlier presidents in building community while at the same time enhancing the college’s reputation as one of the nation’s preeminent colleges of the liberal arts and sciences.
In addition to his leadership roles in higher education, Mullen has been a sought-after lecturer in public policy, where his work focused on the American presidency, as well as history and political science.
A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mullen earned a master of public policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (MA) and a doctorate in higher education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.