TWU welcomes new chancellor and president
Students, faculty, staff and friends of Texas Woman’s University recently welcomed its new chancellor and president, Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D., at a reception at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center.
At the reception, Feyten met informally with students, answering questions and discussing issues ranging from parking to tutoring to campus food and housing. She then presented her vision for TWU in Houston as an integral part of the world-renown Texas Medical Center, noting that TWU has been in Houston for 55 years.
Feyten is the 11th president and second chancellor of the university, which has 1,300 students in Houston and more than 15,000 at its combined campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston.
A native of Belgium, Feyten previously served as dean of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
An internationally recognized consultant, speaker and scholar in the field of language learning, teaching methodologies and the integration of technology in education, she has authored or co- authored more than 100 journal articles, conference papers and book chapters.
Feyten holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Education, Second Language Acquisition from the University of South Florida, as well as an M.A. in English, Dutch, Education and a B.A. in Germanic Philology from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. She is fluent in five languages, including English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish.
Founded in 1901, Texas Woman’s University is the nation’s largest university primarily for women. TWU offers more than 140 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, business, the sciences and education. For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/.