Capella University PhD Graduate Named a Dean at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

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Dr. Janet Lampi, who earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the online university, is now dean of educational services over nursing and physical therapy assistants at Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Dr. Janet (Shelli) Lampi, a PhD graduate of Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited, fully online university based in Minneapolis, has been named dean of educational services over nursing and physical therapy assistants for Anoka-Ramsey Community College in Coon Rapids, Minn. She began in the position on Nov. 15, 2006.

In her new position, Lampi will be responsible for providing leadership, supervision, and guidance to the nursing programs at the college's Coon Rapids and Cambridge campuses, as well the Physical Therapy Assistants program. She is also charged with developing a vision for the future of healthcare programs at the college. Anoka-Ramsey Community College has been a leading provider of higher education and training in the north suburban area of Minneapolis/St. Paul and east central Minnesota since 1965. The college serves more than 9,000 students and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Lampi graduated from Capella in August, 2006, with a PhD in education with a specialization in higher education administration. More than 1,000 teachers, principals, and superintendents have chosen Capella to achieve their master's or doctoral degrees. Nearly 85 percent of Capella's students are pursuing master's or PhD degrees online.

"Following my graduation from Capella, I began to look for positions for which I was now qualified because of my PhD," Lampi recalls. "I very much believe you need a solid, quality educational background to be an effective administrator in higher education. My education at Capella proved to be a solid, broad, credible education, and it is serving me very well."

Previously, Lampi served as an adjunct faculty member for 18 years at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn. She also served as Director of Presentation College (out of Aberdeen, SD), leading them in the establishment of a branch in Fairmont, Minn., which offers nursing and other allied health programs.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves 16,300 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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