Lisa Landreman to join Willamette as vice president for student affairs

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The newest addition to the president’s leadership team is passionate about inclusion, equity, mentorship and transformative learning.

Lisa Landreman has been appointed Willamette University’s vice president for student affairs, effective July 1. She will also serve as dean of students in her new role.

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Landreman comes to Willamette with decades of experience in student affairs, most recently as assistant vice president and dean for student life at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. 

As vice president, Landreman will look for new ways to enhance Willamette’s co-curricular offerings, which extend learning experiences beyond the classroom. She’s a highly accomplished, compassionate leader who focuses on building inclusive communities that support students’ well-being and holistic development. 

“I look forward to building relationships with students, engaging in dialogue and creating spaces that enable them to explore new ideas,” she said. 

Landreman is passionate about equity, mentorship and transformative learning. She knows how to help students feel like they belong and gives them tools to succeed not only while they’re in college, but for the rest of their lives.

“I welcome the opportunity to serve as a guide to students' educational journeys, and I can’t wait to become part of the Willamette University community,” she said.

Landreman received her PhD in higher education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to working at Roger Williams, she served as associate dean of students at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and as assistant executive dean for the Semester at Sea program with the University of Virginia. 

About Willamette University

Based in Salem, Oregon, Willamette is the premier private university in the Pacific Northwest — the only university in the country that appears on both the US News Best National Liberal Arts Colleges list and the Forbes and Businessweek best business schools lists. The College of Law is a leader in the state for job placement and bar passage. With unique proximity to the Oregon State Capitol, the university is a national leader in civic engagement, delivering an “Only at Willamette” education.

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