Laurie Hamen has been named the interim president of the College of St. Benedict. She will take office on July 1, replacing Mary Hinton.
Hamen recently served as president at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since February 2014.
Hamen has more than 30 years of experience in student affairs, enrollment management, academics, athletics and grant procurement. She returns to the College of St. Benedict, having served as the dean of students from 1992 to 1996.
Prior to joining Mount Mercy University, Hamen was vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois for nearly 18 years.
Hamen holds a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She completed Ph.D. coursework in educational administration at the University of Minnesota and holds a master’s degree from Winona State University. She earned her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine University in St. Paul.