Former dean of the ECU College of Human Ecology Karla Hughes was named executive vice president and provost of the University of Louisiana System, effective Jan. 6.
She will serve as deputy to system president Sandra K. Woodley and monitor and support the direction of academic programs at all nine universities in the system.
Hughes was most recently provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Morehead State University in Kentucky.
Hughes was the first dean of the ECU College of Human Ecology. While at ECU, she was an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow serving 17 institutions through the UNC system, participated in the statewide BRIDGES leadership development program for women and organized the Intergenerational Community Center in Greenville, which last year won the national C. Peter Magrath University/Community Engagement Award.