David Hahn

David Hahn


David is a warm and charismatic leader in Lutheran education, inspiring others by demonstrating Christian integrity and tireless servant leadership. Hahn graduated from Concordia Teachers College with a BA in education, and earned a M.Ed. in secondary education from Towson University while working as a teacher and coach at Baltimore Lutheran High School, teaching history and social sciences and coaching basketball, tennis and baseball. Hahn holds a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hahn became the director of development at Suomi College in Hancock, Michigan, and retired from a 28-year commitment as the head of Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School and Long Island Lutheran Day School at St. Paul’s in suburban New York City. There he oversaw capital campaigns that raised more than $30 million for campus development, programmatic enhancements and endowment growth; supervised construction for five buildings and an athletic field/stadium; and coordinated the Memorial Endowment Fund board in raising funds and managing assets of $8 million. He led summer programs, serving more than 4,000 students annually.

David has received many honors, including the Christus Award for Excellence from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Educator of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards from the Lutheran Schools Association in New York and the Virgil Anderson Award from the Association of Lutheran Development Executives. In 2016, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. He currently serves as the executive director of the Association of Lutheran Secondary Schools. He has been serving the Van Lunen Center as a faculty team member since its first cohort began in 2007.


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