Houghton Magazine—Fall 2021

Houghton University Welcomes President Wayne D. Lewis

Fall 2021

This fall, Houghton University welcomed it's sixth president, Wayne D. Lewis and his family to Houghton, NY. With 20 years of experience in education, higher education leadership is a calling for President Lewis. He came to Houghton from Belmont University where he served as the inaugural Dean of the School of Education. President Lewis also served as the Commissioner of Education for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. Prior to that, he taught in K-12 public schools of Louisiana and North Carolina. 

Lewis is recognized as being a champion for students; focusing on improving educational access, opportunities and experiences for students, including those who have historically been underserved. An excellent match for Houghton University and the vision of our founder, Willard Houghton, who recognized how a life-bringing Christian faith, together with a high-quality education, could alter the trajectory of a person’s life. 

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President Lewis and his family
October 1, 2021

Inauguration of Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., Ph.D. as the Sixth President of Houghton University

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