Elizabeth L. Hillman, President of Mills College, has been appointed to serve on the NCAA Division III Chancellors and Presidents Advisory Group.
"Dr. Hillman brings a wealth of experience to the committee," said ACAA Commissioner Kelly J. Higgins. "She has spent a majority of her career in the collegiate atmosphere, has been an Air Force officer working as a space operations officer and orbital analyst and has a distinguished background working on key women's and gender issues. The ACAA is proud to have her represent the league in this important group."
Hillman began her tenure as President of Mills on July 1, 2016. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Hillman's university degrees span the arts and sciences, engineering and law. She received her bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Duke University in 1989 and an MA in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. Hillman went on to receive a JD from Yale Law School in 2000 and a PhD in history with a focus on women's history from Yale University in 2001.
"I'm excited about the chance to learn more and contribute to creating opportunities for growth to student-athletes across Division III," said Hillman.
The American Collegiate Athletic Association is a NCAA Division III conference that began play in the fall of 2017. The founding members of the league are: Alfred State College, Finlandia University, University of Maine-Presque Isle, Mills College, SUNY Canton, SUNY Delhi, Pine Manor College and University of Valley Forge. Mount Mary and Pratt were admitted to the ACAA in January and will begin competition in the fall of 2018. The ACAA sponsors competition in eight sports: women's and men's cross country, women's and men's soccer, women's volleyball, women's and men's basketball and softball.