A DePauw University graduate is returning to his alma mater. Alan Hill, who graduated from DePauw in 1981, will serve as vice president for student academic life and dean of experiential learning.
Hill will begin his new role August 1. He succeeds Christopher Wells and Rajesh Bellani, who are leaving for positions with Colgate University and Denison University, respectively. Well is the former vice president for student life and Bellani previously served as dean of experiential learning.
"I am delighted to bring Alan Hill, a highly regarded college administrator and loyal graduate of DePauw, back to his alma mater," Mark McCoy, president-elect of DePauw. "He will bring great energy, experience and insight as we work to ensure that our student experience here is among the nation’s very best."
Hill was a three-time all-American athlete at DePauw and was the university’s first national champion. He also earned a master’s degree from DePauw in 1983.
"I would like to thank Dr. McCoy for offering me this wonderful opportunity to return to a place that means so much to both my wife Jennett and me," said Hill. "I am extremely excited about this appointment and very much look forward to engaging with our students and connecting/reconnecting with members of the DePauw family and the greater Greencastle community.”
Student Academic Life is a new division of DePauw. The university says Dave Berque, who has served as dean of academic life since July 2013, will add associate vice president for student academic life to his title, effective July 1.