Catharine Bond Hill

Managing Director
Ithaka S+R

Catharine (“Cappy”) Bond Hill leads Ithaka S+R’s research and consulting initiatives to broaden access to higher education, reduce costs, and improve student outcomes.

A noted economist whose work focuses on higher education affordability and access, Cappy joined Ithaka S+R in September, 2016. She oversees Ithaka S+R’s two program areas, working to help the higher education, library, and scholarly communication communities adapt to the technological and economic context of the 21st century.

From 2006 to 2016, Cappy served as the 10th president of Vassar College. Under her leadership, Vassar reinstated need-blind admissions and replaced loans with grants in financial aid for low-income families.

Cappy serves on the board of the Yale-NUS College and is senior fellow on the Yale Board of Trustees. She graduated from Williams College, earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at Brasenose College, University. She completed her doctorate in economics at Yale University.



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