Dr. Hansen previously served as Provost at Wentworth Institute of Technology from 2015 to 2017, and chief academic officer at Union Institute & University in 2013, where he retired as Provost and Professor Emeritus.  He brings an academic background in student life and development, and higher education administration with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver. Dr. Hansen also holds a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Indiana University, as well as a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Denver.  He and his wife Lynne Davis Hansen live in Somerville, Massachusetts.