Thursday, April 23, 2015

President Hamann Elected to AACC National Board

Dr. Greg Hamann
Albany, OR. - Linn-Benton Community College President Dr. Greg Hamann has been elected to serve on the American Association of Community Colleges National Board of Directors.

Dr. Hamann will serve a three-year term, from July 1, 2015 through June 20, 2018.

Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., AACC is governed by 32-member board of directors elected by membership representing nearly 1,200 two-year associate degree-granting institutions in the US, as well as a growing number of international member institutions.

AACC is the primary advocacy organization for community colleges at the national level, and works closely with directors of state offices to inform and affect state policy. AACC collaborates with a wide range of entities within the higher education community to monitor and influence federal policy and to collaborate on issues of common interest.

AACC supports and promotes its member colleges, and is the leading proponent and the national "voice for community colleges." Originally named the American Association of Junior Colleges (AAJC), the association was created to function as a forum for the nation's two-year colleges.

Dr. Hamann has served as the sixth president of LBCC since 2010. He is actively leading the campus in turning their historically strong commitment to access into an equally strong commitment to completion, partnering with other colleges and state and national initiatives like Win-Win, Foundations of Excellence and Achieving the Dream.

In addition, Dr. Hamann is an active contributor at the state level, serving as a governor-appointed member of Oregon’s Quality Education Commission and Department of Corrections Re-entry Council, as well as serving on numerous task forces working to increase education’s effectiveness in improving the quality of life for all Oregonians.

At the National level, Dr. Hamann served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 21st Century Initiative Implementation Team, and as chair of the AACC President’s Academy Executive Committee. He is also the current Vice-Chair of the Board for the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

Previous to LBCC, Dr. Hamann served as president of Clatsop Community College, and as chief finance and operations officer at Northwest College. Hamann also taught middle school, and served 16 years in a variety of student services and administrative roles.

Hamann has a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and bachelor's degrees in both Psychology and Social Studies Education from the University of Minnesota.




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