Dr. Lisa Landreman became the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Willamette University in July 2020. In this role she provides leadership to the Division of Student Affairs aimed at fostering healthy, inclusive learning communities and supporting students’ in the discovery of their passions, strategies to maintain their overall well-being, and commitment to care of the world around them. She oversees the work of several areas that include athletics, intramurals and recreation, residence life and housing, student activities that includes Greek life, student clubs and organizations, and orientation, spiritual life, student conduct, the Bishop Health and Wellness Center, and supporting students in navigating difficult situations.
Some of Dr. Landreman’s prior experiences include serving as the Assistant Vice President and Dean for Student Life at Roger Williams University, in Bristol, RI, the Associate Dean of Students at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and an adjunct faculty in the Leadership, Policy & Education Program at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul MN. Her love of higher education began as a student at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where she received her B.S. in social work, followed by her M.S. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University. She received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, where she served as a research assistant on projects that examined intercultural and liberal arts learning while also teaching courses in intergroup dialogue and Women’s Studies. She has also sailed on three voyages with the Semester at Sea study abroad program as the Assistant Executive Dean and the Dean of Students.
Throughout her career Dr. Landreman has been an active educator on college student development and social justice issues in classrooms, in research and scholarship, and throughout student affairs. She has been an active member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and served on the Governing Board as the Director for Professional Development. In 2011 she was recognized as an ACPA Diamond Honoree for her significant contributions of leadership and scholarship to her institutions, to ACPA and to students.