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Barbara Mistick

President of Wilson College

Dr. Mistick serves as the 19th President of Wilson College. Recently, she made history pioneering the nation’s first loan buy-back program for college students, bringing the designation of “tuition hero” to the college. She is a seasoned entrepreneur and was named a Distinguished Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Her public service advocacy on behalf of entrepreneurs has won numerous awards from the US Small Business Administration, Ernst and Young and The Girl Scouts of America. Dr. Mistick was the first woman to serve as president of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Her book, Stretch: How to Future-Proof Yourself for Tomorrow’s Workplace, was designated as an Amazon Editor’s Pick and ranked #12 on the 800-CEO-READ’s Best Seller list. Dr. Mistick holds a Doctor of Management from Case Western Reserve University. Currently, she serves as president of the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) and on the executive committee of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).