Ed Holton Named New Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development


Dr. Ed Holton was named Director of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) effective May 1, 2014 following an internal search for permanent leadership.

Dr. Holton served as the Interim Director of SLHRD since January 2014 and Associate Director since August 2012. In addition, he has also served the College of Human Sciences & Education as Interim Associate Dean for Distance Learning and Leadership since November 2012. 

“We are so thankful to Dr. Holton for his continued service to SLHRD and CHSE,” Dean Damon Andrew said. “His dedication and commitment to the College over the past several years have been essential to its continued growth and development and we look forward to seeing his further impact within his new position as Director of SLHRD.”

Dr. Holton brings 30 years of experience in HRD/OD as a practitioner, professor, author, speaker and consultant. The author of 17 books that have been translated into 12 different languages, he has received numerous top awards in the profession for his research and practice and is a member of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.

The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in two areas of focus: Agricultural Education and Leadership and Human Resource Development.

Visit the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development at lsu.edu/shrewd

About CHSE
The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

Visit the College of Human Sciences & Education at chse.lsu.edu.