Thursday, October 22, 2015

LBCC President named “Pacesetter of the Year”

Dr. Greg Hamann
Linn-Benton Community College President Dr. Greg Hamann was named “Pacesetter of the Year” at the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 7 conference Oct. 1.

The award recognizes a president or CEO at a two-year community or technical college who has demonstrated leadership and support in the area of college communications and marketing.

Hamann was nominated for his support of initiatives that improve the college’s image, including the backing of investment in research and design for LBCC’s award winning “Inspired” branding and redesigned web site, and for his support of implementing a system that communicates with prospective students.

The nomination also noted Hamann’s work to bring a new focus on completion to the college, his work on state and national initiatives like Win-Win, Foundations of Excellence and Achieving the Dream, and in numerous partnerships with K-12, university and chambers of commerce partners, including the “Pipeline” program, an collaboration between K-12 districts, LBCC and local industry. 

Hamann was instrumental in the passage of a $34 million bond to update college facilities, as well as an industry led effort to procure $3 million in economic development funds for new program equipment.

Hamann serves as a member of Oregon’s Quality Education Commission and Department of Corrections Reentry Council, as well as on numerous task forces working to increase education’s effectiveness in improving the quality of life for all Oregonians.

At the national level, Hamann is currently serving as a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, and has recently served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 21st Century Initiative Implementation Team, is the Immediate Past Chair of the AACC President’s Academy Executive Committee, and is the current Vice-Chair of the Board for the National Coalition of Certification Centers.

The Pacesetter Award is presented annually in each of NCMPR's seven districts, with district winners considered for the national Pacesetter Award.

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