President, Hood College; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors
Andrea Chapdelaine is president of Hood College. Through her focus on community partnerships, she has significantly expanded Hood’s reach and experiential learning opportunities for students to ensure they are career ready. Chapdelaine was named to Frederick’s Top 50 CEO List in 2019 and as one of the Daily Record’s 2019 Top 100 Women in Maryland. She serves as chair of the Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association, vice chair of the Middle Atlantic Athletic Conference, and board member of the Council of Independent Colleges and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Chapdelaine graduated cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in justice studies. She earned doctoral and master’s degrees in social psychology from the University of Connecticut.