2012-10-10 / Front Page

Queens College Hosting Ace Fellow Hao Huang

Queens College President James Muyskens announced today that Dr. Hao Huang of Scripps College in Claremont, California, will spend the fall semester on campus as a 2012-13 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. “Selection as a host institution is a mark of the prestige of Queens College,” noted ACE Fellows Director Dr. Sharon A. McDade. “An ACE Fellow has selected this institution for its unique learning opportunities and the quality work that it is doing in educating students.” Muyskens said, “We are delighted that a scholar and artist as distinguished as Hao Huang chose Queens College for his fellowship. Dr. Huang is deeply committed to studying how institutions of higher learning promote diversity in attracting students and faculty, so he could not have chosen a better place than Queens College, as we are located in the most diverse county in the United States.” Besides performing internationally as a recitalist and concerto soloist, Huang is the Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music at Scripps College. He also has served as a USIA Artistic Ambassador on several tours to Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Huang has published over two dozen articles in refereed journals, including one that received the Article of the Year Award from the American Music Teacher. He holds a BA from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, and a doctorate from Stony Brook University (SUNY). “I want to challenge myself to make the transition from a long-term dedicated faculty leader to executive administrator by understanding in-depth the concerns of higher education institutions,” noted Huang. “In this country, higher education is facing an ever-progressive crisis of access, purpose, and vision. I hope to be part of a new generation of leaders who will promote excellence through inclusiveness and internationalization. I am also motivated by the fact that Asian Americans constitute less than one percent of all presidents and provosts in colleges and universities in the United States. I chose Queens College to be my host institution because I admire and want to learn more about how it is meeting the challenge of providing access to a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education to students from all socioeconomic classes.”

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