2010-11 Arkansas State Women’s Tennis Interim Chancellor Dr. Dan Howard
Dr. G. Daniel Howard currently serves as Interim Chancellor at Arkansas State University. In this capacity, he is the Chief Executive Officer for the University. Dr. Howard holds the academic title as tenured full professor. He earned his baccalaureate degree from M a n h a t t a n College and holds four graduate degrees from Indiana University, including two master’s degrees “with honors” and two doctoral degrees (including a Ph.D., in higher education, with a minor in law). Dr. Howard attended and graduated from the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University, the Educational Leadership Institute at Indiana University, and the Williamsburg Development Institute. He holds active professional credentials as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS). Additionally, Dr. Howard has been an active member of MENSA for more than 19 years. His professional career exceeds 35 years that is marked by increasing levels of responsibility and authority, from a full-time faculty member, to dean, to a vice president/vice chancellor, to an executive vice chancellor and provost, and now interim chancellor. He has authored more than 80 scholarly publications and was instrumental in importing the private model of enrollment management to the University of North Alabama (UNA). Dr. Howard has been instrumental in globalizing both the University of North Alabama and Arkansas State University by providing leadership to cause the international student populations to grow dramatically and to influence positively the number of students and faculty engaged in academic activities outside of the United States. Along with former UNA President Robert L. Potts, Dr. Howard provided leadership for concluding successfully the first Capital Campaign at the University of North Alabama in which the $10 million goal was exceeded by a healthy margin. Dr. Howard served as the Chair for the “Return the Pride to UNA” Campaign, the “ROTC Commemorative Garden Campaign,” the “Restore the Wesleyan Bell Campaign, the “Coby Hall Campaign,” and the ”Campaign for Rogers Hall.” During his career, Dr. Howard has developed more than $20 million in successful grant proposals and has served as principal investigator or project director for the associated grants (including those in association with the pedestrian walk18
ways on the UNA campus). Dr. Howard is engaged actively in professional and other voluntary service. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Arkansas United Way, a Commissioner for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a member of the Board of Directors for the Arkansas Research Alliance, a member of the Board of Directors for the American College of Education, and a member of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Dr. Howard is a member of the Arkansas State University Foundation Joint Committee on University Investments. His philanthropic contributions benefit, among other charities, the Arkansas State University Foundation, Santa’s Wolves, ASU Theater Guild, Delta Symphony Orchestra, ASU Museum, and the First Presbyterian Church in Florence, Alabama. Dr. Howard has received numerous professional honors and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America and Marquis’ Who’s Who in Education. He is the recipient of the Willard W. Patty Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University; the Alumni Friend of the Year from the University of North Alabama National Alumni Association; the Award of Excellence from the Alabama Group Home; the Outstanding Administrator of the Year from the Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers; the Outstanding Citizen and the Key to the City of Florence, Alabama; Resolution of Commendation by the Board of Trustees for the University of North Alabama; Resolution Proclaiming Appreciation for Extraordinary Contributions to the State of Alabama and award of Key to the State, by Lieutenant Governor Jim Folsom, Jr.; Resolution of Commendation for Outstanding Professional Achievement, by Senator Roger Bedford; Proclamation and Resolution Expressing Appreciation for Extraordinary Contributions to the University of North Alabama National Alumni Association and award of the Key to Rogers Hall; and Resolution of Commendation, the University of North Alabama Foundation Board of Directors.