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Tana L. Hasart, Ed.D., who began as a student at Pierce College (then Fort Steilacoom Community College) and later held several administrative positions at the college between 1983 and 1993, has been selected to take the helm as president of Pierce College Puyallup.
Dr. Hasart currently is the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and director of student affairs for University of Washington Bothell, and previously served as president of Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
“This is a homecoming of sorts for Tana,” said Pierce College District Chancellor Dr. Michele Johnson in announcing the selection of Dr. Hasart. “She is a Distinguished Alumnus of Pierce College and brings a breadth of experience from our system, as well as experience with our educational partners in the university and K-12 systems. I’m confident we have selected a candidate who will help advance the mission and goals of Pierce College Puyallup and the district as a whole.”
Dr. Hasart also formerly served as a commissioner for the Northwest Association of Colleges and Universities, and was a board member of the Steilacoom Historical School District from 1987 to 1993. She was selected as a Clark County Woman of Achievement in 1999.
She holds a Doctorate of Education in educational leadership from Seattle University; a Master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Eastern Washington University; a Bachelor’s degree in vocational education from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; and two associate degrees from Fort Steilacoom (Pierce) Community College.
Pierce College Puyallup has a quarterly enrollment of more than 3,000 full- and part-time students, and also is home to the Pierce College District Chancellor’s office. The college is on 123 wooded acres in the South Hill area of Puyallup.