Provost named president of College of Charleston

November 28, 2018 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

Dr. Andrew Hsu, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has been named the president of the College of Charleston.

Hsu, who has served UT since 2016, was announced as the South Carolina college’s 23rd president Wednesday evening. His start date has not been set.


“I really appreciate the opportunity to work with all of the talented and dedicated individuals at The University of Toledo and especially appreciate President Gaber’s leadership and mentorship,” Hsu said. “We have built great momentum accomplishing our institutional goals, so it is with mixed emotions that I say goodbye to UT.”

“I want to thank Andrew for his leadership in implementing the University’s strategic plan and initiatives to enhance our focus on student success,” UT President Sharon L. Gaber said. “The College of Charleston will certainly benefit from his passion for higher education and as a strong advocate for students and faculty.”

An interim provost will be named to lead UT’s academic affairs during the transition to the University’s next provost.

In his time at UT, Hsu led the strategic planning process to create and implement The University of Toledo’s Path to Excellence, which established five strategic priorities to move the institution forward as it heads toward its 150th anniversary in 2022.

Hsu’s leadership to advance a culture of success for students and faculty also resulted in improved student retention and graduation rates, and increased research award dollars.

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