Leon Hill is the current Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell (suburban Philadelphia), Pennsylvania. He has acquired a broad understanding of the Achieving the Dream improvement model over the years beginning in 2006 when Montgomery County Community College joined the Achieving the Dream network. The college also achieved ATD Leader College designation in 2011 and was co-winner of the 2014 Leah Meyer Austin award.
Leon has served as the Local Area Chair and Co-Program Chair for the Northeast Association for Institutional Research’s (NEAIR) annual conference, and is an active member of the national Association for Institutional Research (AIR). He also serves as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Community Colleges’ Institutional Research affinity group.
His research interests include community colleges, measuring and mapping the effectiveness of the institution’s mission and strategic plan, understanding the challenges and success of underrepresented students, and the use of analytics and information technology to inform the institution’s decision-making capabilities. A number of his articles have been published in scholarly journals and he is a presenter at several regional and national conferences.
Leon holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and a Master of Public Administration and Policy from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He has also completed doctoral course work in Higher Education from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has advanced research training from the Institute for Survey Research at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.