Dave Becker was hired as the new dean of Linn-Benton Community College’s Business, Applied Technology and Industry division.
The 57-year-old Becker, of Corvallis, has served as interim dean for the past six months, replacing outgoing dean Dan Lara.
Becker has been a faculty member in LBCC’s Computer Systems department for the past 13 years. In addition, he served as Faculty Association President, Workload Task Force Co-Chair, and as advisor for LBCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Prior to coming to LBCC, Becker was an officer in the United States Marine Corps, where he worked with international governments, military organizations and humanitarian deployments. He retired as a lieutenant colonel after more than twenty years of service.
Becker has bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in computer science from Oregon State University.