Allegheny College President James H. Mullen, Jr., has been named vice president of the North Coast Athletic Conference for the 2017–18 academic year and chair of the board of directors of the Great Lakes College Association.
Mullen became the 21st president of Allegheny College on Aug. 1, 2008. During his tenure, he has guided the college through its bicentennial, publicly launched the largest comprehensive fund raising campaign in the college’s history, and established the Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life, among other accomplishments. The prize recognizes two public figures, one liberal and one conservative, who argue passionately but with civility for their beliefs.
A sought-after lecturer in public policy and civility in public discourse, Mullen has served as chair of the board of directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), the nation’s most visible and influential higher education association, and continues to serve ACE as a representative of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He also serves on boards for the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and the Meadville Medical Center.
The North Coast Athletic Conference consists of 10 academically selective colleges and universities: Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and the College of Wooster along with affiliate member Earlham College.
The Great Lakes College Association is a consortium of 13 private liberal arts colleges in Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The member colleges are Allegheny College, Albion College, Antioch College, Denison University, DePauw University, Earlham College, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College and The College of Wooster.