Bachelor, University Texas, 1962. AM, Columbia University, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1969.
Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1967.
Financial manager, employee relations manager Exxon Company, United States of America and Exxon Research Engineering Company, Houston, Florham Park, New Jersey, 1969-1979. President Castleton State College, Vermont, 1979-1987. President, Simeon Benjamin professor English literature Elmira College, New York, since 1987.
Regent Lee College, Baytown, Texas, 1972—1973. President Vermont Higher Education Council, 1981—1982. Member Johnson Foundation (Troutbeck) Leadership Seminar, since 1991.
Member advisory council President's Foundation Support Higher Education. Board directors Chemung Canal Trust Company, College Consortium Finger Lakes, New York, Indiana College, Fund New York, Council Indiana Colleges and Universities, Christopher Isnerwood Foundation. Lieutenant United States Army, 1963-1965.
Board directors Union County Urban League, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1973—1976, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, 1982—1986, Arnot Art Museum, 1987—1999, Southern Tier Economic Growth, since 1987, N.E.-Midwest Congressional Leadership Council, since 1988, Chemung County United Way, 1990—1993, chairman, 1992—1993. Member executive council Five Rivers Council Boy Scouts American, since 1998, member executive board Northeast region, since 2004. Corporation board directors Rutland Hospital, 1980—1987.
Board directors Indiana College Fund, 1995—1997. Member of Harvard Club Boston, Harvard Club New York City, University Club New York City, Clmira City Club, Pico Ski Club (Vermont), Elmira Country Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Iota Tau, Sigma Beta Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Theta Xi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma.
Married Milla Hillard Meier, June 30, 1962. Children: John Hillard, Keith Reilly.