HAMBURG, N.Y. – After a national search, Kristina M. Lantzky-Eaton, Ph.D. has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hilbert College, President Cynthia Zane announced. Lantzky-Eaton served as the Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hilbert in 2016-17.
“I am confident that Dr. Lantzky-Eaton has the experience, vision, wisdom, and leadership skills to work collaboratively with constituencies across this campus to advance our academic areas and student life offices,” Zane said. “Her accomplishments in the interim role have verified my confidence in her ability to succeed in the permanent role.”
She is the first woman to serve in the chief academic officer role at Hilbert in over 20 years.
In the interim role, Lantzky-Eaton worked with faculty committees on campus to finalize a faculty handbook, coordinate a new promotion and revised tenure process, and implement online evaluations. Some of her other accomplishments at Hilbert include restructuring the Graduate Studies Department and developing a Title III grant.
“The Board has appreciated the accomplishments that the faculty, in partnership with Dr. Lantzky-Eaton, have achieved this year,” said Edward Gelia, Jr., Chair of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees. “We look forward to working with her as she continues to advance the College's commitment to student success by enhancing academic excellence.”
The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for providing academic leadership, enriching the sense of college community, embracing 21st century teaching and learning, and raising the frequency of high-impact learning practices.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to serve as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs to help advance the academic and student life priorities for the entire campus community,” Lantzky-Eaton said. “I look forward to the continued collaboration with the talented faculty, students, and staff at Hilbert to build on our progress and support our academic excellence.”
Prior to Hilbert, Lantzky-Eaton was the Chair of the Chemistry Department at St. John Fisher College in Rochester since 2010. She has an extensive record of accomplishment and service as an educator, including roles in college-wide governance, assessment and accreditation, community service, grant writing, and more. Lantzky-Eaton has published in peer-reviewed journals, and she has presented nationally at numerous conferences on topics related to STEM and higher education.
Lantzky-Eaton is a graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa receiving her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Physics. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in Physical Chemistry.
In service to her community, Lantzky-Eaton has served on the East Rochester Union Free School District Board, including elected roles of vice president and president. She was a member of the High School Shared Decision Making Team at East Rochester and she is president of the Sea Dragons Swim Club.
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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,000 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.