From the Provost’s Desk: Vice-Provost and AVP Worldwide Cen Huang ending her tenure

Very last month, Cen Huang educated us of her conclusion to conclude her tenure as the U of A’s vice-provost and affiliate vice-president (International) at the stop of June 2024. We are grateful to Cen for her tremendous contributions and devotion for the earlier 14 many years to advancing internationalization initiatives and the mission of the University of Alberta. 

Due to the fact becoming a member of the College of Alberta in 2009, Cen has held quite a few significant leadership positions, together with interim vice-provost and associate vice-president (International), govt director (Worldwide Partnerships) and associate vice-president (Intercontinental Advancement), and govt director of International Relations and Recruitment and assistant vice-president (Global). She was also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Training.

As a revered leader and innovator in international training in Canada and globally, Cen regularly employs a collaborative technique to fixing advanced troubles with a concentration on relationship-making results. At the U of A, she has effectively led several global initiatives, which include setting up strategic and meaningful partnerships, considerably maximizing international university student enrollment and mobility, bringing management to international ability-making initiatives, and efficiently employing the Situations Greater Schooling Affect Rankings undertaking. She has spearheaded and consolidated institutional attempts in partnership setting up with China and India, ensuing in several prosperous collaborations.

On top of that, Cen led the establishment of the Canada Discovering Initiative in China (CLIC), a method carried out through a bi-national college consortium for Canadian college students to review in China, and the World wide Tutorial Leadership Development (GALD) system, which has supplied schooling to more than 900 college administrators from over 200 international universities. Throughout her tenure, intercontinental student enrolment has extra than doubled amongst 2009 and 2022.

We are grateful to Cen for her lots of contributions to the College of Alberta community and her ongoing perseverance to her portfolio. In the coming months, Cen will continue to guide the internationalization portfolio and concentrate on acquiring the new Worldwide Strategic Prepare, which will align with and assist Form: A Strategic Approach of Effect. She will then get an administrative depart for a 12 months prior to retiring in July 2025.

A research committee will be set up to aid in obtaining a suited applicant for the purpose.

Verna Yiu
Interim Provost and Vice-President (Tutorial)

Melissa Padfield
Deputy Provost (Pupils and Enrolment)

Kathryn Todd
Deputy Provost (Tutorial)