LCC board names Dr. Margaret Hamilton as Lane’s next president

February 9, 2017 Jim Grandstaff
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EUGENE, Ore. — At its Feb. 8 meeting, the Lane Community College Board of Education approved Dr. Margaret Hamilton as Lane’s seventh president by unanimous vote, after an 11-month national search.

“Dr. Hamilton is the right person for Lane going forward,” said Board Chair Sharon Stiles.

Stiles said the board was “thorough and deliberative” in reviewing information, meeting with the finalists, weighing feedback from the open forums, and considering how well each finalist was suited to address the challenges and opportunities awaiting Lane.

Hamilton currently is vice president for academic affairs, institutional effectiveness and planning at Camden County College, N.J. She has 28 years of experience in the community college system.

Stiles expressed thanks to the other finalists and candidates, and to the 33-member search committee. They also thanked President Spilde for providing ample time for the board to conduct a careful search.

Hamilton is expected to begin work sometime prior to Spilde's retirement on June 30. The board will continue to negotiate contract details but a preliminary agreement reached this week includes a three-year term beginning July 1.

Dr. Margaret Hamilton has 28 years experience in the community college system. She currently serves as vice president for academic affairs, institutional effectiveness and planning at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey, a post she has held since July 2015. She brings valuable insight in funding and budgeting, enrollment management, accreditation, program review, student success, employee relations, community partnerships, innovation, institutional effectiveness and planning, technology, capital construction, and fundraising. Her background in nursing is an added plus for Lane’s thriving healthcare programs.

Hamilton has a doctorate from Widener University, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1995; a master of science from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1983; and a bachelor of science from State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 1978.

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