Dr. Charlyn Hilliman

Vice President, Academic Enrichment and Learner Support

Company: Capella University
Role: Podcast Presenter

Post: Podcast Ep. 93: Achieving Community Engagement and Social Impact Through a Community-Based University Partnership

Dr. Charlyn Hilliman is the vice president of Academic Enrichment and Learner Support and the co-chair of the President’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Capella University. Previously, she served as the dean of Public Service Leadership at Capella University. Charlyn has worked for the university since 2006 in a variety of positions, including the chair for Public Administration and research faculty. As part of her service to the university, she served on the Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a Scientific Merit Reviewer, a Residency Instructor, a Subject Matter Expert in Research, Criminal Justice, and in Public Administration as the Comprehensive Examination Lead.

Before joining Capella University faculty, she spent her career in healthcare information technology leadership at Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) and Florida International University and has worked as a director of Healthcare Policy Development for the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Charlyn holds a PhD in criminal justice and a Master of Philosophy in criminal justice, both from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and a master’s in public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.

Dr. Hilliman has served on several community boards including Alliance of Youth Development, the Destiny Baptist Church Board of Trustees Community Liaison, and STABLE Community Services, a social services agency. She also served on the Central High School’s (CHS) School Advisory Council and the CHS Roar Cadet Parent Booster Club. Charlyn is dedicated to helping her community and is active in multiple aspects of her son’s high school.


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