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Armstrong new vice chancellor for academic affairs

Released: 02/03/2005

Dr. Thomas Armstrong has joined LSU Alexandria as the new vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Armstrong, 57, came to LSU Alexandria from Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens, Tenn., where he served as president. He previously served as provost and senior vice president of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, provost and history professor at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Ga.

Armstrong said one reason he decided to take the job at LSU Alexandria was to be a part of its transition to a four-year university.

“The opportunities here are incredible,” he said. “We have an opportunity to make a difference.”

As vice chancellor for academic affairs, Armstrong serves as chief academic officer for the university. His duties include leadership, planning, supervision and coordination of the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies, as well as their academic departments. He also supervises the departments of Continuing Education, Student Services, Enrollment Services and Library Services.

Armstrong earned his doctorate in American social/southern history from the University of Virginia and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history from the University of Colorado.

He replaces Dr. Randy Stovall, who left the position last year for a job in Florida.