Commencement Speaker 2014


President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Alec Hill became President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA® in 2001. InterVarsity is a nondenominational ministry serving nearly 39,000 core students and faculty involved with 909 chapters on 590 college and university campuses nationwide. Incorporated in 1941, InterVarsity has a tradition of campus witness and Christian discipleship. It also operates an award-winning publishing arm – InterVarsity Press – and runs a triennial Urbana Student Missions Conference, which draws over 16,000 students.

Alec earned a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law. He also holds a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Seattle Pacific University. From 1995 – 2001, Alec served as Dean of the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. For the prior decade, he was a Professor of Law and Ethics at the university. In the early 1980s, he served as Regional Director with World Relief.

As dean, Alec led Seattle Pacific University’s School of Business and Economics to accreditation by AACSB – a prestigious international organization. As a professor, he published numerous articles, consulted with World Vision on homelessness and Amerasian children, and developed MBA curricula in Russia. He is author of an InterVarsity Press book, titled Just Business: Christian Ethics in the Marketplace (also published in the U.K., Poland, Russia, Indonesia, and China).

Alec serves on the board of Christianity Today International. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife Mary. They have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.