Moraine Park Technical College has selected Douglas Hamm to serve as the next Vice President of Teaching and Learning. Effective June 5, Hamm will assume his role as part of the president’s cabinet and serve as the College’s chief academic officer.
Hamm brings a variety of experiences in higher education, as an entrepreneur and in corporate settings with a working knowledge of business acumen, including customer satisfaction, continuous improvement, and measuring results.
“The higher education landscape is changing rapidly, and Moraine Park needs an executive leader who can envision and implement change with positive energy and inspiration while also strengthening a team,” Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park president, said. “I’m excited for Doug to help innovate and lead within our institution.”
Prior to his new role at Moraine Park, Hamm served leadership roles at Lakeshore Technical College and Kohler Co. Additionally, he brings visionary leadership and change management skills and has experience building corporate and k-12 partnerships. In joining Moraine Park, Hamm will assume the responsibilities held by Dr. Jim Eden, who will retire June 30.
“I am excited to join the leadership team at Moraine Park Technical College– engaging the strong efforts demonstrated to date with the referendum and delivering on the mission and work within the community,” Hamm said. “The Moraine Park district has clearly seen the tremendous benefit of having a top-of-the-line technical college presence supporting individuals, businesses, and the community. It is an honor to be selected to help lead the mission and initiatives for Moraine Park.”
Hamm is currently completing a Ph.D. in higher education leadership and administration from the University of the Cumberlands; he has an MBA from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s degree in business and history from Illinois Wesleyan University.