Dr. Barbara K. Mistick became the 19th president of Wilson College on July 1, 2011, building on a 30-year career as an entrepreneur, educator and leader at institutions such as Carnegie Mellon University, Seton Hill University and a variety of nonprofit and private organizations.
Founder of Mobility, Inc.—a company providing transportation needs to handicapped and developmentally disadvantaged individuals—she led the organization from start-up to multimillion-dollar business. As the first female director of the Carnegie Library System of Pittsburgh, Mistick led an innovative process to assess the economic impact of the libraries on their communities.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette named Mistick one of Pittsburgh’s Top 50 Business Leaders in 2010. She has also received the Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Athena Award and the Small Business Administration Women’s Business Advocate Award, and was named Woman of the Year in Education by Vectors International.
At Wilson, Mistick is leading a process of strategic, institutional change and is a leader on issues of value and affordability in higher education. She holds a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree from Carlow College.