LSU’s Cox Center Names Ed Holton ING Professor of Excellence

11/23/2011 11:33 AM

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes has selected Ed Holton for the ING Professor of Excellence Award. Holton, the Jones S. Davis Distinguished Professor of Human Resource, Leadership and Organization Development in the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, or SHREWD, was recognized during the LSU-Auburn football game in Tiger Stadium on Oct. 22.


Holton teaches approximately 100 student-athletes each semester in leadership development minor courses. He is known world-wide for his research in learning transfer and his instrument, the Learning Transfer System Inventory, or LTSI, which is the only validated tool in the world for the measurement of the  barriers and catalysts to training transfer.


“We are truly enthusiastic and honored to recognize Dr. Holton as a difference-maker and a steward of excellence,” said Kenneth O. Miles, executive director of the Cox Communications Center.


Past recipients of the ING award are Mark Batzer, LSU System Boyd Professor and Dr. Mary Lou Applewhite Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences; Craig Freeman, associate professor and journalism head in the Manship School of Mass Communication; and Stacia Haynie, professor in the Department of Political Science, former vice provost and dean of the LSU Graduate School.  


The purpose of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes is to provide an all-inclusive student-centered support structure for all student-athletes from matriculation through graduation and life beyond. The Cox Communications Center serves approximately 500 student-athletes within the areas of academic support services, personal development workshops, career development workshops and community outreach initiatives.   


For more information about the Cox Communications Center at LSU, visit


LSU SHREWD offers comprehensive programs dedicated to developing world class practitioners, leaders and instructors in three areas of emphasis: agricultural and extension education and youth development, career and technical education, and human resource and leadership development.


For more information about SHREWD, visit

Billy  Gomila 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, November 23, 2011