Catharine Bond Hill

  • Vassar College

Catharine “Cappy” Bond Hill is president of Vassar College, a position she has held since 2006. Prior to that, Cappy was provost of Williams College for seven years and was the John J. Gibson Professor of Economics there. She joined the economics faculty at Williams in 1985. Previously, Cappy worked for the World Bank and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. She and her family lived from 1994 to1997 in the Republic of Zambia, where she was the fiscal/trade advisor and then chief-of-party for the Harvard Institute for International Development’s Project on Macroeconomic Reform. She is co-editor of Promoting and Sustaining Economic Reform in Zambia (2004) and Public Expenditure in Africa (1996). Cappy has authored several articles and opinion pieces as well. She is a member of the NCAA Division III Presidents Council and a trustee of The College Board. She presented her work with Gordon Winston at the Forum’s 2005 Aspen Symposium on “Access to the Most Selective Private Colleges by High-Ability, Low-Income Students: Are They Out There?” Cappy earned her Ph.D. in economics at Yale University.