Warren Hilton, Ed.D. - President

Dr. Warren Hilton

Dr. Warren M. Hilton is the ninth President of Onondaga Community College. He was selected following a nationwide search, and began in his current role July 1, 2022.

In his first year at OCC he welcomed the President of the United States to campus in conjunction with Micron's plan to invest $100 billion dollars in the region by building four chip fabs in Onondaga County. Under Dr. Hilton's leadership OCC is constructing a clean room simulation lab where future Micron technicians will be educated.

Prior to coming to OCC Dr. Hilton served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Kutztown University, the Dean of Enrollment Management at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), the Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs, and Assistant Professor at the Drexel University School of Public Health.

Dr. Hilton also worked at a number of higher education institutions including University of Maryland-College Park, Johns Hopkins University, Stevenson University, and Moravian College. His corporate experience includes working at Johnson and Johnson, DuPont, and Coretech Consulting.

Dr. Hilton is a thoughtful leader and sought-after speaker related to student success, enrollment management, and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion). He has authored numerous publications and presented at national and regional conferences, served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved and the Journal of Career Development, and has secured multiple major grants and large donations. 

Dr. Hilton earned his Doctor of Education from Drexel University and his Master of Arts in Student Affairs in Higher Education and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

He is a native of Philadelphia.