WSU chancellor named one of 50 great leaders

Washington State University Vancouver Chancellor Hal Dengerink has been recognized as one of the region’s 50 great leaders by Oregon Business magazine.

The October issue of Oregon Business honored 50 leaders in Oregon who make things happen, reach new heights in their industry and remain committed to their community. Dengerink was the only honoree from the state of Washington and from a public university.

“Several people taught me that the most important principle is: do what is right or best for the organization or institution you are serving – not what serves you best,” said Dengerink, when asked by the magazine what person or experience has taught him the most about leadership and how to you apply it in day-to-day work?

Dengerink has been the chancellor of WSU Vancouver since 1990. He serves on the board at Southwest Washington Medical Center, Columbia River Economic Development Council and the National Association of Brand Campus Administrators and is a member of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

WSU Vancouver offers 16 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in more than 35 fields of study. The campus is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.

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