Woman named education dean at Shippensburg

SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. — Nicole R. Hill has been named dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Shippensburg University.

Hill, who currently is chairwoman of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Syracuse (N.Y.) University, will replace James R. Johnson, who is retiring.

She previously served as interim dean of the graduate school and chairwoman of the Department of Counseling at Idaho State University.

Hill received her undergraduate degrees in psychology and sociology from Hanover (Ind.) College, and her master’s degree in community-agency counseling and rehabilitation counseling and her doctorate in counselor education from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Hill’s interests include leadership development, academic resiliency, counseling children and adolescents, multicultural counseling competencies, professional development of faculty and graduate students, and mentoring.

Her works have been published in nationally recognized journals, and she regularly presents at international, national, regional and state conferences.

She currently serves as president-elect of Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for professional counselors.

She will begin her duties on July 1.

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