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McNeese Graduate to Lead University of Houston-Downtown

January 12, 2021 | McNeese Public Relations
Dr. Loren Blanchard

Dr. Loren Blanchard, a 1986 Master of Education graduate, will serve as the next President of the University of Houston-Downtown. 

He is currently the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at California State University, the largest and most diverse higher education system in the United States. In this capacity, Dr. Blanchard develops and oversees educational policy for the 23-campus system and guides and supports campus administrators on curricula, program design and student affairs. 

He has also held senior leadership positions with Xavier University in New Orleans and Louisiana State University. He earned his doctorate in education psychology from the University of Georgia.