Karla Hughes Is One of Three Finalists for Chancellor of the University of Minnesota-Crookston

The University of Minnesota at Crookston has announced three finalists for chancellor. The university enrolls about 2,500 students. About 51 percent of the students are women.

All of the candidates for chancellor will visit campus this week for open forums with members of the university community. One of the three finalists is a woman.

Karla V. Hughes is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Morehead State University in Kentucky. She has held this post since 2007. Previously, she was a tenured professor and founding dean of  the College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University. Earlier in her career she taught at Virginia Tech, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri, and Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Hughes holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in food and nutrition from Kansas State University. She earned a Ph.D. in animal science from the University of Tennessee.

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