Hibbing Community College
Wayne KangasHometown: Cherry, Minnesota
Degree/Major: Associate of Science (Business)
After graduation from Hibbing Community College in 2007 with an associate of science degree in business, Wayne Kangas went on to finish his bachelor’s degree in business and began a career in financial planning.
In 2010, Wayne and his wife returned to Hibbing where he found a passion for community and economic development throughout Northeast Minnesota. He served as the chair of Hibbing Area Chamber Commerce in 2016 and co-founded a non-profit organization, ReGen, which strives to build communities that are attractive for all people to live, work, and play on the Iron Range.
Currently, Wayne works as a business consultant with the University of Minnesota Duluth Center for Economic Development, is a member of the Workforce Development Board, where he chairs the Equity and Inclusion Committee, and is president of the Hibbing Community College Foundation. Wayne serves as ambassador for the K America Foundation, which provides Korean language and cultural support for adoptees as well as Korean Americans.