President's Society

The President’s Society, in honor of Interim President Laurie Hamen

Laurie HamenThe President's Society recognizes donors who make a cumulative gift of $1,500 to $2,499 during the fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Laurie M. Hamen, J.D., began her appointment as Interim President of the College of Saint Benedict on July 1, 2020. She returns to the Saint Ben’s community, having served as the Dean of Students at the college from 1992 to 1996.

Hamen recently served as the ninth president at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, since February 2014. She is a higher education veteran, with more than 30 years of experience in student affairs, enrollment management, academics, athletics and grant procurement.

Hamen holds a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. She completed Ph.D. coursework in educational administration at the University of Minnesota and holds a master’s degree from Winona State University. She is a product of a women’s college education, having earned her undergraduate degree from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.