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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to Hillyer College! Finding a place where your personal interests align with the opportunities of a college can be a daunting experience. What makes a great fit?  For Hillyer College, it is all about the people.

In terms of our students, we seek to find that untapped potential. Our alumni are leaders in every walk of life and will attest to the fact that they would not be where they are today were it not for Hillyer College. It is a common-told story because we like to think we see the potential in students even before they see it in themselves.

Finding that potential starts with class sizes where the faculty can really get to know you. There are no graduate assistants in this College. Our largest class is 18 students; most range from 13-15 in size. That gives faculty an opportunity to know and guide you.

We seek out and select full time faculty who are passionate about teaching but who are also highly respected scholars. Some have written award-winning books and publications. Others have written national best sellers. Some you will see on television and others you will hear on radio. They care deeply for their disciplines but even more about sharing their expertise with our students. Faculty mentor and guide students, so it is no surprise they are called on to routinely write the letters of recommendation to graduate schools for our former students.

The College is built on the principle of intended success. As a result, we offer students a comprehensive range of services that are designed to foster that belief. We have study centers where faculty and tutors foster skill growth in the areas of writing, math and other specialized content areas. 

It is no surprise that our graduates have a higher percentage of pursuit of graduate study than other universities. Our honors program fosters reward for excellence in the classroom and the College is well known for its honors experience in Hawaii.

I encourage you to take the time to visit the campus in West Hartford. Hillyer College is the first two years of your Bachelor’s degree, but it is also that first step toward establishing yourself as a confident professional in whatever field you choose. We will challenge you with a strong curriculum and incredible faculty. We will mentor you toward the fields that match your interests. We will stand in your shadow and revel in your success as we call you “alumni” of the College.

I look forward to meeting you.


Dr. David H. Goldenberg
Dean of the College