Jessie Royce Hill, an admissions officer, has been named the next dean of Silliman College.
The family will move into the Silliman dean’s apartment this summer, along with their cat, Hill said. Hill added that she will start teaching English 114 in the 2015-’16 academic year.
“I’m excited to have someone new and energetic and has seen Yale from a different point of view,” said Silliman student Emma Poole ’17.
Renita Heng ’16 said she is excited to have a family move into Silliman, something she thinks will change the dynamic of the college.
Before joining the Yale admissions office, Hill worked as a freelance reporter for National Public Radio on Cape Cod and in Boston and as an Arts and Features editor at the Vineyard Gazette on Martha’s Vineyard.
She graduated from Barnard College with a degree in History in 1996 and earned a Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2003.