Mary Dana Hinton


Minnesota Private College Council




Mary Dana Hinton, who is president of the College of St. Benedict, took on an extra role in July when she was elected board chair of the Minnesota Private College Council. She’s now speaking out on issues that affect Minnesota’s 17 nonprofit colleges and universities. She will be addressing affordability and access, which are challenges at schools that charge higher tuitions than public schools do. As president of St. Ben’s, a Catholic women’s college in St. Joseph, Hinton is focused on strengthening women’s leadership opportunities and supporting campus inclusion for all.