Warren Hilton Will Be the First Black President of Onondaga Community College in New York

The State University of New York Board of Trustees has named Warren M. Hilton as the next president of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, New York. When Dr. Hilton takes office on July 1, he will become the college’s ninth president and the first African American to hold the position.

Onondaga Community College enrolls more than 8,500 students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 11 percent of the student body.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected as Onondaga Community College’s next president,” said Dr. Hilton. “Everyone with whom I have met has demonstrated that OCC is a student-centered institution and poised to have an even greater impact upon current and future students and economic growth in the region. I look forward to collaboratively planning for and working toward OCC’s bright future.”

Dr. Hilton has been serving as vice president for enrollment management and student affairs at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Earlier, he held administrative roles at the Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Stevenson University in Stevenson, Maryland, and the University of Maryland-College Park.

Dr. Hilton earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a doctorate from Drexel University.


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  1. Gene says:

    Dr. Hilton’s rich, diverse background experience has adequately prepared him for this promotion. Certainly wish him continued success in the educational field.

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