UVa-Wise Provost Announces Resignation

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise’s Office of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs released a statement on Tuesday, Feb. 5 announcing that Sanders Huguenin will be stepping down as chief academic officer.

“I have informed Chancellor Henry that I intend to return to the faculty,” Huguenin said in the statement. “This is a decision that I have initiated, based on health issues. I have offered to stay on until a new chief academic officer can be selected.”

Huguenin has served as the provost at UVa-Wise since 2010. In his statement, Huguenin mentioned the significant changes he has seen the college undergo since Donna P. Henry became chancellor in 2013.

“We had a serious faculty retention issue, including the loss of several tenured faculty who left to take jobs elsewhere. We budgeted only $18,000 a year to support scholarship for about a hundred full-time faculty…If Donna hadn’t become Chancellor in 2013, I might not have stayed,” Huguenin said. “Today we’re in a much, much better place. We are spending 31% more on faculty salary and benefits than we were just six years ago.”

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