Husson taps Maine Law grad to lead College of Business

Aug. 29, 2013

Marie Hansen, a 2000 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, has been named dean of the College of Business at Husson University.

Hansen had been serving as interim dean since January, and she was selected for the job after a national search, according to an August 27 news release from the university. Husson is a private university based in Bangor, with campuses in South Portland, Presque Isle, and Wells, and enrollment of about 3,000 students. The university offers degree programs in business, health and education, pharmacy, science and humanities, and communication.

“I believe the College of Business is an important key to building career opportunities for both our graduates and our state,” Hansen said in the release.

Hansen began working at Husson in 2003 as director of the Criminal Justice and Paralegal Studies programs. During her time at Husson, she has delivered a variety of classes in over 32 topics ranging from introductory courses through graduate level in the Business, Criminal Justice and Paralegal programs, the news release said.

Hansen has provided legal counsel to clients of the Wiley Law Offices in Bangor since 2000. In addition, she has served as a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) counsel for the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston; a guardian ad litem; and a rostered mediator and arbitrator since 2001. Hansen completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education at Harvard University in 2010 and attained mastery level of Prior Learning Assessment through DePaul University. She also has earned her doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership at the Chicago School for Professional Psychology.


Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email:

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