Mary Dana Hinton

Dr. Mary Dana Hinton is the fifteenth president of the College of Saint Benedict (CSB). She has extensive administrative experience in Catholic higher education as well as non-profit K-12 education management and development. Under Hinton’s leadership, CSB developed a collaborative strategic plan, vision and $100 million campaign to guide the college through 2020. Hinton is chair of the Minnesota Private College Council Board of Presidents, and is a member of several national boards, including the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Council of Independent Colleges, and the Association of American Colleges & Universities. She earned a Ph.D. in religion from Fordham University, an M.A. from the University of Kansas, and a B.A. from Williams College.