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Work experience

Feb 2010Present

College Dean

Community College of Qatar




Iowa State University


Education Management



Professional, Educational and Social Media Networking




Judith M. L. Hansen, Ph.D., has served as College Dean of The Community College of Qatar since February 2010. During her first six months in the position, Judith M. L. Hansen focused on launch and program development  of this new academic institution, in coordination with the Supreme Education Council parent ministry. The Community College of Qatar focuses on building a highly educated and technologically proficient workforce equipped to meet the requirements of Qatar National Vision 2030. Dr. Hansen’s responsibilities include recruiting students, developing detailed curriculum plans, and directing human resources, finance, and student services. Since 2008, she has held additional duties as an Educational Leadership Consultant with Grant Development Services, LLC. In this role, Judith M. L. Hansen provides leadership in strategic initiatives that involve master planning, institutional dashboards, electronic portfolios, and graduate outcomes. Judith M. L. Hansen possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Counselor Education, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education, all from Iowa State University. While undertaking her doctoral work, she served in various professional capacities that included a role as President at Olney Central College, where she served from 1991 to 1995. Working within the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District, Dr. Hansen led economic and fiscal development, as well as educational and nursing programming. She significantly expanded international student enrollment during her tenure as President, as well as developing the first U.S. college-to-high school fiber connectivity system. After serving for two years as Executive Vice President at Waubonsee Community College in suburban Chicago, Judith M. L. Hansen, Ph.D., accepted a position as President at Independence Community College in Kansas. From 1997 to 2005, she led an institution with a $10 million annual budget that supported top-tier athletic teams and the nationally recognized William Inge Theatre Festival. She created early childhood educational programming, while developing programming in partnership with Cobalt Boats, Cessna Aircraft Company, and Matcor Metal Fabrication. She was also successful in securing significant school funding, including $2 million State of Kansas and $250,000 U.S. Department of Education vocational program grants. From 2005 to 2008, Judith M. L. Hansen, Ph.D., served as President of Southwestern Oregon Community College, where she engaged in strategic and master planning at an institution-wide level. From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Hansen led Shoreline Community College in Washington’s grant application and development process.