Andrea Hansen, Director, Self-Sufficiency Program

Andrea Hansen

I am privileged to be the (new) Director of the Self Sufficiency Program (SSP), a pre-college course for low-income, single parents.  The support of the wider community, UW-L staff and faculty, and our sister institutions (Viterbo and Western) lower barriers and build confidence for parents to pursue their educational dreams.   I look forward to resuming college level teaching as an adjunct in the WGSS Department.    

I am active in the Coulee Region Long Term Care Workforce Coalition, the Greater La Crosse Area (Workforce) Diversity Council, Lugar de Reunion, and aging-friendly communities initiatives with the La Crosse Aging Unit  -- community collaborations focused on creating more just, democratic, and creative workplaces, communities and institutions. 

....Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life? 
Mary Oliver, The Journey, 2008