'I think the opportunities are just limitless'
by Sunny Meriwether - posted Thursday, February 7th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm
Dr. Barbara M. Hanson said she'll be spending the first few weeks at her new job of Louisiana Delta Community College Chancellor getting to know Delta's campuses, students and faculty.
Hanson came to LDCC from Pasadena, Texas, where she was Vice President for Learning at San Jacinto College-Central Campus. She holds a PhD. in Educational Leadership, with a specialization in Language and Culture, from Northern Arizona University, as well as two Master of Arts degrees. Her 25-year career in community colleges ranges from positions as a full-time faculty member to Chief Academic Officer.
Hanson said something about Delta's job posting intrigued her. In fact, it was the only job she applied for.
"I started doing more investigation into Louisiana Delta Community College," she said. "What I discovered was that they had recently gone through a merger with the technical system, that it was located in a rural area, heavily agricultural, and that it had a really large service area. And it fit my background and experience I have had, and I thought I might be of service. For me, being of service is of paramount importance, that's who I am."