Mary Dana Hinton became the 15th president of CSB on July 1, 2014 in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in religious education from the Fordham University GSRRE, a Master of Arts degree in clinical child psychology from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Williams College. She most recently served as the vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, N.Y. “I am humbled by the opportunity to lead an institution with such a powerful liberal arts tradition that is grounded in Benedictine values of the founding order,” Hinton said.
Hinton is the author of "The Commercial Church: Black Churches and the New Religious Marketplace in America." Her research is on African American religious history and religious education, and strategic planning and leadership. She has served on several national higher education boards: including the Association of General and Liberal Studies, the Religious Education Association, and the Mid-Atlantic Religion of the American Academy of Religion. Here is more information on her celebrations.
Hinton and her husband, Robert Williams, have three children: Hallela, Hillel and Hosanna.
The inauguration of Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., as the 15th president of College of Saint Benedict will be Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.The events begin with an inauguration Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Chapel, Saint Benedict's Monastery.