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Dr. Douglas N. Hastad


Wife, Nancy; children, Jacob and Rebekah, both graduated from the University of Minnesota.


Doctorate in education, Arizona State University, 1980

Master of science, Washington State University, 1972
Bachelor of arts, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., 1971

Completed Harvard Institute for Educational Management, 1992

Positions in Higher Education

  • President - Carroll University, 2006 - present
  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, chancellor, 2001-June 30, 2006; interim chancellor, 2000-01; provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, 1999-2000; interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, 1998-99; dean, Human Development Programs and the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1997-98; dean, College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, 1989-98
  • Texas Christian University, interim dean, School of Education, 1987-88; chair, Department of Physical Education, 1984-89
  • Northern Illinois University, assistant professor, Department of Physical Education, 1979-84
  • Arizona State University, visiting professor, Department of Health and Physical Education, summers 1983, 1984
  • Concordia College-Moorhead, instructor, administrative assistant and assistant men's basketball coach, 1976-78

Community Service

  • Serves on the boards of Waukesha State Bank, Waukesha Memorial Hospital - ProHealth Care and the Waukesha County Business Alliance
  • Co-chair of the United Way in Waukesha County's 2014 campaign
  • Member of La Casa de Esperanza's Advisory Board
  • During his time at UW-L, he was a member of the boards of directors of United Coulee Region, First Bancorporation-La Crosse, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium, and the board of trustees of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Jenzabar President's Advisory Board
  • Education Commission of the States, 2005-2006
  • American Council on Education Commission on International Education, 2003-2006
  • NCAA Division III Management Council, 2002-2006
  • Board of Directors, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 2002-present
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities Committee on Economic and Workforce Development, 2001-04
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