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“Let Us Imagine a Community of Learning”: Dr. Mary Dana Hinton Is Inaugurated as Hollins’ 13th President

“Let Us Imagine a Community of Learning”: Dr. Mary Dana Hinton Is Inaugurated as Hollins’ 13th President

President Mary Dana Hinton invited the Hollins community to “believe that the essence of the liberal arts – the freeing of minds – demands the freeing and nurturing of imagination” during her installation as Hollins University’s 13th president on April 22.

“Imagining a Community of Learning, Belonging, Love, and Justice”: Hollins Celebrates President Hinton’s Inauguration, April 22

“Imagining a Community of Learning, Belonging, Love, and Justice”: Hollins Celebrates President Hinton’s Inauguration, April 22

Dr. Mary Dana Hinton will be installed as Hollins University’s 13th president on Friday, April 22, at 10 a.m. in Jessie Ball duPont Chapel.

President Hinton Elected AAC&U Chair

President Hinton Elected AAC&U Chair

Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton has been elected chair of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Board of Directors.

“What Hope Means”: President Hinton Shares What Hope Personally Means to Her In Light Of New Scholarship Opportunity

“What Hope Means”: President Hinton Shares What Hope Personally Means to Her In Light Of New Scholarship Opportunity

In our “What Hope Means” series, we’re highlighting conversations with individuals from our Hollins community who discuss what hope personally means to them. We’re also spotlighting the powerful impact that the new HOPE scholarship program will have on the ambitious young women in the Roanoke Valley who are striving to better themselves through their education. 

President Hinton Among University Presidents, CEOs, and Civic Leaders Urging Passage of Bipartisan DREAM Act

President Hinton Among University Presidents, CEOs, and Civic Leaders Urging Passage of Bipartisan DREAM Act

More than 400 university presidents, CEOs, and civic leaders, including Hollins University President Mary Dana Hinton, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) advocating passage of the bipartisan Durbin-Graham DREAM Act of 2021.

President Hinton Named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

President Hinton Named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Established in 1780 by the nation’s founders to honor exceptionally accomplished individuals, the Academy stated, “The 2021 election provides an opportunity to recognize extraordinary people who help solve the world’s most urgent challenges, create meaning through art, and contribute to the common good from every field, discipline, and profession.”

President Hinton’s Statement On U.S. Capitol Riots

President Hinton’s Statement On U.S. Capitol Riots

“Today, more than ever before, we must embrace the call of our mission,” Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton said in a message to the campus community. “What we do each day counters fear mongering, hate-filled actions, injustice, and threats to democracy. With my whole heart I believe that when we learn, live, and love together, we are the counternarrative to what we saw unfold.”

President Hinton Honored As Winner of Courageous Leadership Award

President Hinton Honored As Winner of Courageous Leadership Award

The award is given by Credo, a higher education consulting firm that works with independent colleges and universities, and recognizes an innovative leader in independent higher education.

President Hinton Engages in Dialogue With Michelle Alexander, Bestselling Author Of “The New Jim Crow”

President Hinton Engages in Dialogue With Michelle Alexander, Bestselling Author Of “The New Jim Crow”

As part of Hollins’ Distinguished Speaker Series, Alexander had a virtual sit-down with Hinton to discuss the 10th-anniversary edition of her book as well as a host of other issues including racial unrest in the U.S. and social activism both on and off-campus. “We’re grateful to have these timely and robust conversations,” said Hinton.

President Hinton Joins Women’s College Coalition in Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Hinton Joins Women’s College Coalition in Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In a joint statement released by the WCC, Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton and leaders of more than 30 other women’s colleges and universities “mourn the loss of a life lived in service and celebrate an inspiration to us all.”

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