B.A. in Education: University of Illinois – Secondary Ed. (1985)
M.S. in Education: Western Illinois University – Ed. Admin. (1998)
Ed. Specialist: Western Illinois University – Ed. Admin. (2002)
Doctorate: Western Illinois University – (2010)
Dr. Hansen has been a public educator for 31 years, as a high school English teacher, a coach, an Activities Director, a Principal and Superintendent. He was hired as Superintendent for Eastland in 2005. The 2016-17 school year will be his 32nd in public education, and his 12th year at Eastland.
Dr. Hansen has served as President of the NUIC Conference and the Northwest Division of the Illinois Association of School Administrators. He is currently serving on the IASA Board of Directors. He is a member of the Lanark Lions Club and a board member for the Whiteside Area Career Center and the Bi-County Special Education Cooperative.