Monte Hager has been named the new Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at Clermont College.
In this new position, which was left vacant by the December retirement of Robert “Mick” McLaughlin, Hager faces a challenging and diverse mixture of responsibilities.
He will oversee management of the business office and the security detail. He will oversee the different auxiliary entities, such as the bookstore and the many vendors. He will also supervise faculty issues and monitor fiscal accountability.
“This is an exciting opportunity,” Hager said. “I have always been impressed with how great an offering students have here at the college. I am very proud to be a part of a college that provides a commitment to outstanding education for the lowest possible price.”
Hager brings a diverse background in administration, business consulting, general contracting, and engineering to the college which will be valuable as he assumes his new role, said Mae Hanna, Director of College Relations.
Hager said that as UC Clermont continues to grow, so do the business and operational challenges.
"We continually strive to improve efficiencies in the business operations side of the college," he said. "There is a lot of transition going on at the main campus which affects the Clermont campus; I am looking forward to having those better efficiency positions in place here."
College Dean David Devier said that they are very fortunate to have Hager's experience and expertise join the team as they continue addressing their mission of educational service to the region.
"He brings a wealth of experience in financial management as well as previous work within the U.C. system," the Dean said. "I look forward to working closely with Monte to advance the financial status of U.C. Clermont."
Hager is looking forward to working with and meeting people in the community, he said in his new campus office Jan. 11.
"Having a UC background will be a big benefit here," he said. "This is a unique opportunity to come in and be both a part of my community and contribute to the mission of the university and the college. It really is the best of both worlds."