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.
Richard S. Hansen comes to the Interim President’s position from serving as Interim Provost at Lesley during the 2017-2018 academic year.