St. Bona grad to head Chautauqua Institution

Michael Hill, incoming president of Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA INST. (WIVB) –  Chautauqua Institution has named Michael  E. Hill as incoming president effective January first.

Hill is a St. Bonaventure graduate and is currently the president and CEO of Youth for Understanding USA. He brings with him a long career in working in senior management for non-profit institutions.

The new president is a former Chautauquan Daily intern staffer and guest critic.

He’ll be at the helm of the major project already underway, rebuilding the Chautauqua Amphitheater.

Hill will replace Thomas Becker who announced his retirement earlier this year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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