Richard S. Hansen

Previous experience includes areas of academic affairs, administration, public affairs, institutional research, and student services. Prior to his current  appointment as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wentworth Institute of Technology,  Dr. Hansen served as the Interim Provost at the University of New Orleans and as  the University of Louisiana System's Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and oversaw academic programs at all nine universities in the system.

Dr. Hansen was named Provost Emeritus of Union Institute & University (UI&U), a non-profit national university focusing on low residency, distance and online degree programs for adults. He served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 2005-2013 and Executive Vice President for Administration from 2001-2005 at UI&U.

Previous experience include Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Board of Trustees at Norwich University in Vermont, Vice President for Public Affairs at Thomas A. Edison State College in New Jersey, Dean of the Eric Metropolitan College at Gannon University in Pennsylvania, Assistant Dean and Director of Continuing Education at the University of Evansville in Indiana, and Coordinator of Institutional Research at the University of Denver in Colorado.

Dr. Hansen holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver, a Master of Science in Education in College Personnel Administration from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Denver.                 

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