Guiyou Huang is the President of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Before joining WIU, Dr. Huang served as the president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Previously, he was the chancellor of Louisiana State University of Alexandria. Dr. Huang has also held a variety of administrative and academic positions at Norwich University (Northfield, VT), St. Thomas University (Miami, FL), Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI), Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA), Texas A&M University at College Station, Beijing University, and Qufu Normal University (Shandong, China). Author and editor of thirteen books and numerous essays and articles, he earned his doctorate in English from Texas A&M University at College Station; completed graduate studies in English from Beijing University; and earned his bachelor’s degree from Qufu Normal University. Dr. Huang is also a 2012 graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management, among other Harvard institutes.
Huang and his wife, Dr. Jennifer Qian, have a daughter, Claire, who is a sixth grader, and a son, George, who is a senior studying political science and history at Rice University in Texas.