At that time, Hanson will have served 10 years as president.
She came to Hamline in 2005, after five years as president of the College of Santa Fe. Before that, she was vice president and assistant provost at Seattle University.
In a statement, Hanson waxed eloquent about the university:
“Hamline is an incredible university that I have had the privilege and pleasure to lead. The opportunity to engage with students, help support their dreams on their journey toward gaining an education, and starting or advancing a career are the enduring memories I will take with me when I retire next year.”
Hamline Board Chair Bob Klas, Jr. said of her:
“What strikes me as President Hanson’s single most important contribution to Hamline has been the role that she’s taken on as a visionary and a catalyst to align the university’s people and programs — from being schools and areas that operate in silos to helping all of us realize Hamline’s potential as a comprehensive, collaborative university.”