Centenary welcomes new president to campus

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College faculty, staff, and students welcomed the institution's 31st president, Dr. Christopher L. Holoman, to campus this morning at a reception in Hamilton Hall. Holoman comes to Centenary from Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, where he had served as Provost since 2007.

"I am very excited to lead an institution with the long and distinguished history of Centenary College," says Holoman. "I look forward to working with the dedicated faculty and staff to ensure that Centenary's students continue to be well prepared to be leading citizens in our society."

A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Holoman earned both doctorate and master's degrees in political science from the University of Chicago. He also holds a bachelor of arts from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, majoring in international relations with a focus on economics. He has authored numerous papers and articles on international policy, cooperation, and monetary policy.

Holoman joined Hilbert College since 1999, first as an assistant professor and then full professor in the college's Department of Law and Government. He served as interim Vice President for Academic Affairs for a year before being named permanently to the position of Vice President and Provost in 2007. He also served as member or chair for numerous college committees including the Middle States accreditation self-study steering committee and the service learning committee. Holoman also chaired the Western New York Chief Academic Officers Council and served as a mentor in the Council of Independent Colleges' New Chief Academic Officer program.

Holoman will have just a few weeks to settle in before joining Centenary's freshman class in Paris for the College's Centenary in Paris program, an educational experience that sends the entire incoming class to Paris for 10 days of immersive study to begin their college careers.

Learn more about President Holoman at centenary.edu/president.

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