Lena Hill Appointed Dean of the College at Washington and Lee University

Lena Hill was appointed dean of the college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. She will take office on July 1.

Currently, Dr. Hill is senior associate to the president, interim chief diversity officer, and associate vice president at the University of Iowa. She joined the faculty at the University of Iowa in 2006 with a joint appointment in the departments of English and African American studies. She was granted tenure in 2013.

In accepting the appointment, Dr. Hill stated “what distinguishes W&L are the talented students and exceptional faculty and staff who form the lifeblood of this institution. Coming here, meeting them, and understanding the amazing intellectual energy around the creative work and intellectual enterprise taking place here has been very impactful for me.”

Dr. Hills is the author of Visualizing Blackness and the Creation of the African American Literary Tradition (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and the co-editor of Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the University of Iowa During the Long Civil Rights Era (University of Iowa Press, 2016).

Dr. Hill is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University.

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