The American College has hired Russell Figueira to be associate vice president of alumni relations.[@@]

Figueira previously was senior director of project management and human capital at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, a government agency that runs the Philadelphia region’s commuter railroads, according to the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Figueira has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Tufts University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in law and diplomacy from Harvard University, and a master’s degree in human resource management from Widener University.