Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising
- M.A. (English), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
- Diplôme (French), University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Romy Hill-Cronin has a long history—and a love—of working with and for students.
As Director of Undergraduate Academic Advising, Hill-Cronin is deeply committed to Stamps students’ well-being and success. Using her knowledge of university and school policies and protocol, and drawing on insights gained through a long career working with college students, she seeks above all to help them realize their academic and creative goals. From helping them navigate the Stamps School’s open curriculum to connecting them with the right university resources, she believes in partnering with students to help them get the most out of their college experience. To this end, she also oversees the school’s peer advising corps and recently designed and launched its well-received peer-to-peer program.
Before turning her focus to student advising, Hill-Cronin taught for 20 years, including two here at the University of Michigan in Romance Languages. In Switzerland, where she lived for 20 years, she taught in the English Departments of the University of Lausanne and The Lausanne Hotel Management School. At the University of Lausanne, while teaching, she also contributed to the creation and implementation of a program designed to allow secondary school teachers to earn college accreditation. At the Centre d’enseignement professionnel de Vevey, a Swiss college of applied science and art and design, she set up and managed the English Department. Her career as an instructor has also included extended stays in Germany and Japan.
Hill-Cronin’s visual art praxis has taken the form of costume and set design for the theatre and Asian calligraphy.