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Warren Hilton, EdD ’13 to address the Class of 2023 at the School of Education’s Commencement Ceremony

Dr. Warren Hilton

March 24, 2023

Drexel University’s School of Education will welcome Warren Hilton, EdD, President of Onondaga Community College, to serve as the keynote speaker for the Class of 2023 at the School of Education’s commencement ceremony.

Dr. Hilton is an accomplished leader in higher education. Onondaga Community College was recognized by the President of United States during a recent visit where Dr. Hilton was praised for leading innovative worker preparation programs in partnership with Micron Technology, a semi-conductor manufacturing company, that has expanded its operations in Syracuse, NY, where the school is located.

Dr. Hilton earned his EdD in Educational Leadership and Management from the School of Education and will address the graduating class at the Academy of Music on Wednesday, June 14th. For more information about commencement, please visit,

Dr. Warren Hilton’s Biography
Dr. Warren Hilton is Onondaga Community College’s ninth President. Previous to OCC, Dr. Hilton served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kutztown University. In this role he led enrollment and student affairs efforts designed to increase new student enrollment and retention. Prior to Kutztown University, Dr. Hilton was the Dean of Enrollment Management at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). At CCP he oversaw admissions, financial aid, records and registration, enrollment technology, veteran’s resources, international student services, and the welcome center. Prior to CCP, he was the Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs, and Assistant Professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health. At Drexel, he managed enrollment management, academic advising, student affairs, marketing, and public relations. In addition, Dr. Hilton served as a faculty member in the School of Public Health and the School of Education at Drexel University. He also co-directed the Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program (a NIH grant funded (R25) program) at Drexel University.

Additionally, Dr. Hilton served several higher education institutions including University of Maryland-College Park, Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University, and Moravian College. His corporate experience includes working at Johnson and Johnson, DuPont, and Coretech Consulting. Dr. Hilton currently serves as the board chair of the HealthSpark Foundation and previously served on the board of the Lehigh Valley Red Cross and as a member of the Minsi Trail Boy Scouts Urban Scouting initiative. A thoughtful leader and sought-after speaker related to student success, enrollment management, and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion), Dr. Hilton has authored numerous publications and presented at national and regional conferences, served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and the Journal of Career Development, and has secured multiple major grants and large donations.

Dr. Hilton earned his Doctor of Education from Drexel University and his Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.