Compact Nation Podcast Season 5 Episode 5

The Context of Place For the last episode of season five of #CompactNationPod, Marisol speaks with Dr. Hilary Link, the new president of Allegheny College about the importance of grounding yourself in the context of place—and how this shapes her leadership of civic engagement, community engagement, and climate action work at Allegheny. Plus, we say a fond farewell to Andrew and welcome Nicole Springer, the newest host of Compact Nation Podcast.

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Hilary Link
Dr. Hilary Link was appointed president of Allegheny College in January 2019. She has more than 20 years of experience across a broad range of institutions of higher education, from large public and private universities to small private colleges. She has built programs, increased resources, enhanced institutional visibility, and created innovative interdisciplinary and experiential approaches to education.

Prior to her arrival at Allegheny, Dr. Link served for six years (2013) as dean of Temple University Rome. As the senior Temple University administrator in Rome, she was responsible for all aspects of Temple Rome’s campus, which annually enrolls more than 600 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Dr. Link serves on the Climate Leadership Steering Committee of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. The steering committee is the chief oversight body of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, signed by presidents of higher education institutions that are taking action on climate change and preparing students through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century. Dr. Link also has been appointed to a four-year term on the NCAA Honors Committee, which reviews the nominations and selects the recipients for several prestigious national awards that are presented annually at the NCAA Convention.

A transdisciplinary and globally oriented scholar of Italian art and literature, Dr. Link is a professor at Allegheny College. She has taught at Temple University Rome, Barnard College, New York University, Columbia University, and Yale University. She is a graduate of Stanford University and earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University in Italian language and literature. Dr. Link and her spouse, Jeff Link, have three sons, Jason, Alexander, and Zachary.

Your Hosts

Andrew Seligsohn
Andrew Seligsohn is the current president of Campus Compact and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

Marisol Morales
Marisol Morales is Campus Compact’s vice president for network leadership and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

Nicole Springer
Nicole Springer is Campus Compact’s director for institutional capacity building and a #CompactNationPod co-host.

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