Dr. Hilary L. Link

President’s Welcome

At A Glance…


  • Named the College’s 22nd president in January 2019 by a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees
  • First female president in Allegheny College history
  • Took office July 1, 2019

Allegheny College is one of the nation’s most prestigious — and innovative — liberal arts colleges. Allegheny was founded in 1815 to provide access to higher education on what was then the frontier of a young nation. Now, more than two centuries later, the College continues to be on the forefront of preparing students for lives of meaning and success.

Allegheny emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to learning that expands students’ perspectives, challenges them to think creatively, and equips them to solve pressing problems in novel ways. Our faculty combine pioneering scholarly expertise with a deep commitment to teaching and advising. And our students apply what they learn through our award-winning undergraduate research program, civic engagement, internships, international experiences, and other life-changing opportunities offered through an Allegheny education.

I am deeply honored to serve as Allegheny’s 22nd president at this dynamic time in the College’s history, collaborating with our outstanding faculty, staff, students, and alumni in communities nearby, around the country, and across the globe. Together, we are working to fulfill Allegheny’s mission to educate new generations of leaders to catalyze positive change in a rapidly changing world.

“I am inspired by Allegheny’s innovative and interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, and by the spirit of innovation, access, and dialogue exemplified throughout the Allegheny community.”