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Interim Dean of Honors College Named

Dr. Luoheng Han will serve as interim dean of the UA Honors College effective July 1.

Dr. Luoheng Han
Dr. Luoheng Han

He currently serves as the senior associate provost for Academic Affairs and will serve in both roles until a new Honors College dean is hired. The University will begin a broad search for that position this fall.

Han joined UA in 1994 after earning a doctorate in geography from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was promoted to associate professor and tenured in 1999 and became a full professor in 2005. Han was appointed as chair of the geography department in 2007, and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and senior associate dean in 2013. He was named associate provost for Academic Affairs in 2017 and senior associate provost for Academic Affairs in 2021.

In his current position, Han receives direct reports from the Office of Disability Services, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Office of University Registrar, and the Army ROTC and Airforce ROTC. In addition, he serves as chair of the Council of Assistant and Associate Deans, the Undergraduate Council and the Academic Program Review Council.


Jennifer Brady, UA Strategic Communications, jennifer.brady@ua.edu