President Douglas W. Allen

Douglas W. Allen

Ridgewater College
2101 15th Avenue NW
Willmar, MN 56201-2098

Phone: (320) 222-5202
Fax: (320) 222-5212
douglas.allen@ridgewater.edu

Appointed: July 2003

Previous positions:
Vice president of educational services, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Dean of academic affairs, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Associate dean of academic affairs, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Associate dean, Watertown - Mount Marty College

Education:
Ed.D. in educational leadership, University of St. Thomas
M.A. in English, South Dakota State University
B.S. in sociology, South Dakota State University

Professional organizations:
American Association of Community Colleges
Global Education Commission
Rural Community College Alliance

Other organizations:
Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, board of directors
Willmar Rotary

Area of expertise:
Educational and community leadership

Statement/biography:
I have a deep interest in leadership, both educational leadership but also community leadership and the process for creating healthy and sustainable rural communities.