Lou Ann Hanson

Lou Hanson

Associate Director

phone: (812) 855-3207

email: lhanson@indiana.edu

"Working at the office is just like being at sea; everyone works hard and has their role, but it’s also a very fun place to work. It has a wonderful family feel to it!"

Lou has been with the center since April 1982. She has been employed at IU since 1973 (way before the PC made it to the desktop). Lou worked in the IU Real Estate Department and the IU School of Optometry. Her oddest job was as an extra in the movie Breaking Away. It’s also a well-kept secret that Lou can make a mean Dairy Queen swirl. And she loves to kick up her heels line dancing!

Best Career Blunder

Although I actually loved my first job, the owner’s son was feared by all of us high school kids. He was grumpy and demanding no matter how hard you worked.

Biggest Challenge

I had to open with him one Saturday morning and I was a bit nervous, not knowing what to expect from this guy. I think I cracked a few jokes whenever he barked an order so he told me I was “a good man.”

Lessons Learned

Grumpy people are simply fun people waiting to be engaged in conversation.

Education and Certifications

  • Member, Career Development Professionals of Indiana
  • Member, Bloomington Chamber of Commerce
  • Certified for server administration and PC maintenance