Member Beth Hillman, President of Mills College
THURSDAY LUNCHEON SPEAKER
Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman joined Mills College in 2016 as the school’s 14th President. A scholar of history and law, President Hillman frequently speaks and publishes on issues of sexual violence and gender equity and teaches courses at Mills. Her expertise in sexual violence and gender issues in the military has won national and international recognition. She has been an expert witness for Congress and national commissions, most recently at a Congressional Women’s Caucus hearing to address nonconsensual pornography in the US Military (Marines United), and served on the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel (RSP), an independent panel chartered by the US Congress to study and make recommendations about sexual assault in the US military. A veteran of the US Air Force who taught history and law at the US Air Force Academy, Yale University, Rutgers, and the University of California Hastings College of the Law, she was president of the National Institute of Military Justice and reporter for the two Cox Commission reports, which recommended improvements to the US military justice system. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke Univeristy, a Masters degree in History from Univeristy of Pennsylvania, a JD from Yale Law School and a PhD from Yale University.