Dr. Nels Hanson

Through the Community College Act of 1967, Olympia Vocational Technical Institute (OVTI), as SPSCC was formerly known, was put under jurisdiction of Community College District 12. Dr. Hanson was District 12 President during this important time of SPSCC's history. His leadership saw many big changes in education for Olympia and beyond. Through his children, Dr. Hanson left a substantial estate gift to his Foundation endowment to carry on his legacy of supporting higher education in the region.