Robin Capehart is a distinguished executive with leadership service in the public, private, and academic sectors. Currently a higher education consultant, Robin Capehart also has experience as the president of West Liberty University. During his tenure as president of West Liberty, Mr. Capehart oversaw a range of successful programs that included the Hilltopper Academy.
A week long program, the Hilltopper Academy is an academic bridge program designed to improve the college readiness of incoming freshman. Hilltopper Academy students, who are generally those with lower grades and test scores, develop their academic strength and personal habits through critical thinking and academically-focused exercises. For example, students participate in math and writing refresher courses while also meeting fellow students and participating in workshops to ease the transition to college.
The program has achieved significant success, improving first year retention rate for Hilltopper Academy students by 12 percent durning Capehart’s tenure when compared to the overall freshman classes. For additional information on the program, visit www.westliberty.edu/lsdc/hilltopper-academy.