Gregg Lassen will join Lamar University’s executive team Feb. 15 as vice president for finance and operations, officials announced today. Lassen has served as executive vice president with a portfolio that includes all business affairs and student affairs functions at the University of Texas at Tyler since 2006.
“Gregg brings a track record of success and a lot of experience to the position,” said James Simmons, Lamar University president. “He has served in higher education since 2000 and has nearly two decades of corporate experience to draw on as well.
“He is not only adept at managing the financial and business operations of a major university, he is also a life-long learner who has continually enlarged his own world through education,” Simmons said. “I am very pleased to welcome such a champion of higher education to the administrative team.”
Lassen joins Lamar at a good time in the university’s history, with record enrollment, new construction and programs, and the return of football last fall. Lamar’s fall 2010 student enrollment was 13,388, an all-time record for the university. Lamar University employs more than 1,400 faculty and staff and generates more than $310 million in economic impact annually through employment, organizational operations, and student and visitor spending.