The State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees today approved Dr. Warren M. Hilton as the next President of Onondaga Community College. When Hilton takes office July 1 he will become OCC’s 9th President and the College’s first Black President. He succeeds Dr. Casey Crabill who is retiring after 9 years at the College.
Hilton comes to OCC from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania where he is Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs. He has also held administrative roles at the Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University in Philadelphia, Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Stevenson University in Stevenson, MD, and University of Maryland-College Park. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate at Drexel University.
“Thanks to the extraordinary work Dr. Crabill did during her tenure, and the incredible support we’ve received from our County and State partners, Onondaga Community College has an amazing reputation nationally. That was evident in both the quality and quantity of exceptional administrators who expressed their desire to become the next President of OCC. Our Board of Trustees was proud to unanimously approve Dr. Warren Hilton as OCC’s 9th President, and we thank the SUNY Board of Trustees for doing the same. We look forward to working with Dr. Hilton to serve students as Central New York’s partner in education for success,” said OCC Board of Trustees Chair John P. Sindoni, Esq.
“I am humbled and honored to be selected as Onondaga Community College’s next President. 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,” said incoming Onondaga Community College President Dr. Warren Hilton.