Dr. Greg Hamann is currently serving Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR) as its sixth president, a position he has held since February 2010.
At LBCC, Hamann is actively leading the campus in turning their historically strong commitment to student access into an equally strong commitment to student success and completion, doing so with promising results by engaging with the LBCC community as well as with other colleges and state and national initiatives like Win-Win, Foundations of Excellence and Achieving the Dream.
At the community level, Dr. Hamann is an active participant in and contributor to a variety of regional educational and workforce projects and initiatives, including a unique partnership between leading businesses, county and city leaders, area school districts and LBCC in order to simultaneously create new jobs and the well-trained workforce to fill them.
In addition, Dr. Hamann serves as a member of his local United Way Board and is Chair of the Board for his area’s Boys and Girls Club. 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 Reentry 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 is involved with American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Board of Directors as a member of the Oversight Board for the Voluntary Framework for Accountability (VFA). He recently served as a member of the Steering Committee for the 21st Century Initiative Implementation Team, and is the Immediate Past 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 (NC3), a coalition of education providers and corporations that develops, implements and sustains industry-recognized portable certifications built on national skills standards.
Before serving as LBCC’s president, Dr. Hamann was president at Clatsop Community College (Astoria, OR) for seven years and, before that, served as the Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Northwest College (Powell, WY).
In addition to his 19 years of service in our community colleges, Dr. Hamann has taught middle school and served 16 years in a variety of student services and administrative roles at two private 4-year institutions, Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) and Bethel University (St. Paul, MN).
Hamann has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University, a master’s 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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