A PhD graduate of Northcentral University in San Diego, California, Damien Hansen balances a busy career in administration with a commitment to giving back to his community. He has volunteered with numerous civic and nonprofit groups over the years, including the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the City of San Rafael Green Ribbon Committee, and the Polly Klaas Foundation. He is also a registered Disaster Service Worker for both Marin and San Francisco Counties, a designation he initially earned for his dedication to assisting with Bay Area coastline cleanup efforts after the Cosco Busan oil spill of 2007. More recently, Damien Hansen volunteered his time at three different North Bay fire evacuation centers in the immediate aftermath of the North Bay fires of October 2017. To further assist with disaster recovery efforts, Damien interviewed fire victims via phone at the Petaluma People Services Center to arrange temporary housing placements with local citizens who were willing to to open their homes to displaced residents.
Professionally, Damien Hansen serves as an office manager for the University of San Francisco. Previously, he held various leadership roles for more than ten years with the US Navy, including several years as an Intelligence Analyst, Air Wing Instructor, Operations Department Head, and Administration Department Head for the Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center. Dr. Hansen has also been lauded for his commitment to serving college students for more than seven years as the Director of Housing and Assistant Director of Admissions at Dominican University of California.
An active member of his field, Dr. Hansen has represented the University of San Francisco at conferences such as the annual Conference on Diversity and Equity, and he has attended professional development events such as the College Board's Summer Institute on Admissions and School Relations.