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UH-Hilo’s Hong Finalist for Chancellor at Lousiana University

January 6, 2014, 1:26 PM HST
* Updated January 7, 11:13 AM
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Luoluo Hong, vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, is among three finalists for the position of chancellor at Louisiana State University at Alexandria.

The LSU Alexandria website said Hong and the other two candidates will be visiting the campus for interviews beginning this week.

Hong has ties to the state; she received her doctorate’s degree in educational leadership and research from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Amherst College and a master’s in public health from Yale.

Hong has been in the UH-Hilo post since Jan. 1, 2008. She has also been a tenured associate professor at the school’s College of Pharmacy since 2010 and served as UH-Hilo’s acting athletic director from 2007-2009.

The other candidates for the LSUA post are Daniel Howard, a professor at Arkansas State University who has served as its vice chancellor for academic affairs, provost and acting chancellor; and Andrew Leavitt, a chemistry professor and vice president for university advancement at the University of North Georgia.

LSUA said the three finalists were the product of a national search for a replacement for interim Chancellor Paul Coreil.

LSUA is an undergraduate university with a fall 2013 enrollment of 2,233 students.

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