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Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison Taking Job at St. Olaf in Minnesota

August 20, 2018

Congrats and farewell to University of Idaho Associate Dean of Students Hassel Morrison, who has been chosen as the next vice president for student life at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.

Morrison, who has been with the Office of the Dean of Students since 2015 and on the graduate faculty at the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences since 2016, has more than 20 years of experience in higher education in the areas of leadership development, community outreach and service, public-private partnerships, assessment and recruitment and retention efforts.

He will start at St. Olaf in September, where he will lead campus-wide efforts to engage students in ways that support their learning, well-being and success.

“I am extremely excited about becoming a member of the St. Olaf family, and I look forward to helping students engage and lead,” Morrison said

Prior to his current role at U of I, Morrison worked in student life at North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, the University of Mary Washington, Virginia Union University and Virginia State University. He holds a doctorate from North Carolina State University, a master’s degree from Virginia State University and a bachelor’s degree from Radford University in Virginia.

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