As president of the CCCU, Hoogstra combines her passion for the rule of law and Christian higher education, promoting the integration of faith into a liberal arts education. Hoogstra serves on the board of several community organizations and schools, including the New Haven County Bar Association and Calvin College. She earned a bachelor’s in education at Calvin College and a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Prior to her role at the CCCU, Hoogstra served for 15 years as vice president for student life at her alma mater, Calvin College. She also spent more than a decade practicing law as a partner at a firm specializing in litigation in New Haven, Conn.