Hilton Hallock joined Alaska Pacific University in 2017 and was named its provost in 2018. In addition, she has served as the university’s acting president since March 2021.
As provost, she brings her career focus on student learning and success to the APU community. Under her leadership, the university has begun its transition to an Alaska Native-serving and Tribal university, as well as developed new academic programs to meet critical workforce needs in Alaska. She has championed priorities of the Strategic Plan including community engagement and learning, growth and innovation. She serves as chair of the university’s Coordinating Council and as a professor of education. She is principal investigator on the university’s Indigenous One Health Expansion program, a five-year $2 million Alaska Native-serving grant from the U.S. Department of Education which focuses on increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation rates among Alaska Native and American Indian students in the university’s health programs. She is also a co-PI on APU’s Sponsored Programs Administration Development grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Prior to her role at Alaska Pacific University, Hallock established a strong and diverse career in higher education as both a faculty member and university administrator. She formerly served as Assistant Dean of Students at University of Virginia, Director of Student Services at Longwood College (now Longwood University), Vice President for Academic Affairs at New England College, and as director for University of Pennsylvania’s executive doctorate in higher education management. As a higher education consultant, she has worked alongside numerous private and public universities as they improved student success, supported faculty development, and expanded their academic programs.
Hallock holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Master of Education from the University of Vermont, and both a Certificate of Advanced Study in social movement and conflict studies and a Ph.D. in cultural foundations of education from Syracuse University. Her career is dedicated to higher education and student success through innovative, effective, and efficient educational programs.
Indigenous One Health Expansion
- APU was awarded a five-year, $2 million Alaska Native-Serving grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
- These funds will focus on increasing enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, specifically among Alaska Native and American Indian students enrolled in our Indigenous One Health programs, including Environmental Public Health, Health Sciences, and Nursing.