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Adriel Hilton
Assistant Professor & Director of the College Student Personnel Program , Western Carolina University

Location: Cullowhee, NC United States
Birthday: Jun 14th
Joined: Jul 29th, 2014
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Dr. Adriel A. Hilton served as Assistant Vice President for Inclusion Initiatives at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). His responsibilities included consulting, advising, and providing support and informational resources on the subjects of diversity and inclusion to all levels of administration, faculty and staff. Additionally, he acted as a liaison to GVSU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, Women’s Center, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center.

Dr. Hilton honed his expertise in higher education administration and teaching in his previous position at Upper Iowa University (UIU), where he served as executive assistant to the President and chief diversity officer, and assistant secretary to the Board of Trustees. He was also an adjunct faculty member at both UIU and the University of Northern Iowa during this period.

Dr. Hilton’s distinguished career includes many honors and awards, notably, the 2013 Michael A. Powell, Esq. Service award by the National Black Graduate Student Association; the 2013 Joseph H. Silver, Sr., Leadership and Mentoring Initiative Alumni award by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education; Florida A&M University’s 2012 Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial award; the 2010 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship by the American Educational Research Association Multicultural/Multiethnic Special Interest Group; the 2009 Outstanding Research Award by the American College Personnel Association Standing Committee for Men; the Ebony magazine 2009 Top Young Leaders Under 30 award; and, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2009 Outstanding Doctoral Student award for his doctoral dissertation.

A noted author and presenter, Dr. Hilton has numerous publications and proceedings under his belt. Some of his research is published in refereed journals such as the Journal of Research in Education, Journal of African American Males in Education, Teachers College Record, and the Journal of College Student Development. Membership on the editorial board of the Journal of Negro Education is among his auxiliary service commitments.

Dr. Hilton holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from Morehouse College, Atlanta; a master’s of applied social science (public administration emphasis) from Florida A&M University, Tallahassee; and a PhD in higher education (administration) from Morgan State University, Baltimore. His award-winning dissertation and research was titled, “The Perceptions of Administrators Concerning the One Florida Initiative.”
Education   (request update)
Morehouse College class of 2003
Undergrad Major: Business Administration
Claim To Fame:
Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’sWho Publications, 2015 Male Alumnus of the Year (Finalist), HBCU Awards, 2014 Michael A. Powell, Esq. Service Award, National Black Graduate Student Association, 2013 Joseph H. Silver, Sr., Leadership and Mentoring Initiative Alumni Award, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, 2013 Outstanding Alumni of the Quasquicentennial Award, Florida A&M University, 2012 Dr. Carlos J. Vallejo Memorial Award for Exemplary Scholarship, American Educational Research Association, Multicultural/Multiethnic Special Interest Group, 2010
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I currently work with Western Carolina University as Assistant Professor & Director of the College Student Personnel Program
I have years of experience working in the Teaching / K-12 Education industry.
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