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St. Olaf names UW-Superior executive as new vice president

HansonJanet350x400St. Olaf College President David R. Anderson ’74 has announced the appointment of Janet Hanson as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Hanson, who currently serves as the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, will begin at St. Olaf March 31.

Hanson has nearly two decades of experience as the chief financial officer and member of the executive team for both public and private institutions of higher education.

In her 14 years at UW-Superior, she oversaw more than $200 million in funded capital projects that included a new academic building and student union.

Prior to joining UW-Superior, Hanson served as the vice president for business and finance at Marian College; worked as a project manager and management consultant at American Management Systems; and worked in the budget office at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

“Jan is a highly regarded CFO who understands the challenges facing higher education,” Anderson says. “I look forward to her contributions to St. Olaf as she helps us think strategically about stewarding the College’s resources and using them in the best interest of our students.”

Hanson earned her baccalaureate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a certified public accountant and holds a Society of College and University Planning Institute certificate.

She will replace Alan Norton, who retired after serving as Vice President and Treasurer at St. Olaf for 18 years.