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Lane Community College
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
LCC President Margaret Hamilton appointed to community board of major regional health care system

image of Dr. Margaret HamiltonEUGENE, Ore. – Margaret Hamilton, president of Lane Community College in Eugene, has been appointed to the Sacred Heart Medical Center Community Health Board.

Hamilton was a nurse before launching her 28-year career in community college administration. She was named Lane’s seventh president in July 2017 after a rigorous nationwide search.

The board is one of nine regional boards of community leaders who assist PeaceHealth, a health system offering care in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, with decisions that support PeaceHealth’s mission, values and vision, and policy regarding quality, stewardship, planning, community service and advocacy. For more information:  

LCC is a leading regional provider of health professions training. The college partners with PeaceHealth to ensure first-rate academic and hands-on training. LCC offers degrees and certificates in RN Nursing, LPN Practical Nursing, LPN to RN Bridge, Nutrition, Physical Therapist Assistant, EMT Advanced EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management, Medical Assistant, Dental Assisting, and Dental Hygiene. For more information:

About Dr. Margaret Hamilton 

Dr. Margaret Hamilton is president of Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon since July 2017. She previously was vice president for academic affairs, institutional effectiveness and planning at Camden County College in New Jersey. She holds a doctorate from Widener University and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Delaware. Dr. Hamilton held numerous positions in higher education including assistant to the vice president for curriculum and instruction, assistant to the vice president for administrative services, assistant vice president for human resources and dean for math science and health careers. Prior to Camden County College, Dr. Hamilton taught nursing at several schools in southern New Jersey including Rutgers-Camden, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, and Gloucester County College. She served on the board for Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and other community boards. She has been an editorial advisor for the Annual Review of Nursing and the peer reviewed journal, Nurse Educator. Dr. Hamilton has extensive experience in issues related to higher education, workforce development and accreditation. 

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Joan Aschim, PIO


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Lane Community College educates over 25,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $850 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 13,000 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.