LSUA names new chancellor.
BATON ROUGE – Guiyou Huang has been named the next chancellor of LSU of Alexandria, LSU President F. King Alexander announced. Huang is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs, dean of the faculty and professor of English at Norwich University, in Northfield, Vt. Huang’s appointment will begin Jan. 1, 2017.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Huang to LSU of Alexandria and to the LSU leadership team,” said LSU President F. King Alexander. “Dr. Huang brings extensive global experience that can contribute to the experiences of students and is the right leader to continue the growth we have seen at LSUA in the past few years. We look forward to working with him to meet the educational and economic development needs of Central Louisiana.”
LSU conducted a national search for the new LSUA chancellor, led by a committee composed of LSUA faculty, staff, students and leaders from the community. The committee was chaired by Blake Chatelain, member of the LSU Board of Supervisors and president/CEO of Red River Bank.
“I am deeply honored to be selected as the next chancellor of LSUA and can’t wait to start working with the entire community, the president, fellow chancellors and the Board of Supervisors to scale greater heights of excellence in all areas of this great institution’s life,” Huang said. “LSUA is going through a transformation that represents a wonderful opportunity for the university and the new chancellor to together create and achieve a vision of growth in rigor and stature.”
As part of the search process, the committee brought three candidates to campus this fall for on-campus interviews and an open forum with students, faculty, staff and community members.
“I was both impressed and inspired by the level of enthusiasm and energy demonstrated by LSUA’s faculty, staff, students and the LSU leadership in their resolve to chart a greater future for LSUA,” Huang said.
The chancellor is the chief executive officer of the campus and exercises complete executive authority therein, subject to the direction of the Board of Supervisors through Alexander. As the administrative head of LSUA, the chancellor implements educational and administrative policies for the campus.
Huang replaces Dan Howard, who served as chancellor of LSUA since March 2014 and stepped down at the end of August.
Huang received a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M in 1993, a graduate studies degree in English from Beijing University in 1989 and a bachelor’s degree in English from Qufu Normal University in Shandong, China, in 1983. He also holds honorary professorships at a number of international institutions, as well as certificates in Management and Leadership in Education and Institute for Educational Management from Harvard University.
Prior to his positions at Norwich University, Huang was dean of Biscayne College of Liberal Arts and dean of undergraduate studies & programs at St. Thomas University, Fla. He has held numerous other leadership roles in both public and private institutions, including Honors College director at Grand Valley State University and chair of the English Department and director of University Honors Program at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Huang serves on state-level and national organizations including the Board of Directors of the Vermont Council on World Affairs and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Huang’s teaching and research concern four main areas: 19th and 20th-century American literature, Asian American Studies, China-U.S. comparative cultural studies, and Global Education. He taught a diverse range of courses in American literature and literary theory at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in universities of the U.S. and China, including Lehigh University, Texas A&M University, Beijing University and Qufu Normal University, China. He is author and editor of 11 books, more than 60 printed articles and essays, and has made more than 100 presentations and keynote speeches at national and international conferences in North America, Asia and Europe.
LSU of Alexandria
LSUA has more than 3,100 students from 30 states and 27 countries and 215 faculty and staff. Enrollment has continuously increased for the last two years. LSUA specializes in business, education, health care, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and the arts, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio, LSUA’s top-tier academic programs provide a personalized education that is second to none. LSUA has seven intercollegiate sports teams that compete in the Red River Athletic Conference within the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics: women’s and men’s soccer, women’s and men’s basketball, women’s softball, men’s baseball, and women’s tennis.
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