Elizabeth Hillman: Captain Marvel and 21st-century Women’s Colleges

Event banner with Dr. Hillman head shot

Event Date

Multipurpose Room, Student Community Center

The UC Davis Forums on the Public University and the Social Good present

Captain Marvel and 21st-century Women’s Colleges

Elizabeth L. Hillman

President, Mills College


3 to 4:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Student Community Center


4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Multipurpose Room
Student Community Center

In her presentation, Dr. Hillman will discuss the ways women’s colleges can continue to champion social justice in the 21st-century. Women’s colleges must update their identities and turn to partnerships with others—including community colleges and public universities, government agencies and community-based nonprofits, corporations and entrepreneurs, and K-12 educators—who care about the education of women and girls.

Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman is the 14th President of Mills College. She has extensive experience in higher education administration and instruction and a distinguished background working on key gender and women’s issues.

Dr. Hillman’s expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in military organizations and culture has brought her national and international recognition. She has testified before Congress as an expert witness on numerous occasions, and in 2013-14 she served on the Response Systems to the Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP), and also chaired the RSP’s Comparative Systems Subcommittee.

A founding member of the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Dr. Hillman also currently serves on the executive board of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities and the board of the Women’s College Coalition, and as a member of the NCAA Division III Chancellors and Presidents Advisory Group. She was appointed to serve on a blue-ribbon study group, the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine Committee Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Science, Engineering, and Medical Workplaces, that released a pathbreaking report in 2018.

Sponsors Include: The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, the Community and Regional Development Program, and the Center for Regional Change