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Dr. Cen Huang has been with the University of Alberta International since 2009. Initially, she was the Executive Director, International Relations & Recruitment and Assistant Vice-President, where she was responsible for leading the University’s international recruitment strategy and developing strategic international partnerships. In January 2018, Dr. Huang transitioned to the role of Executive Director of International Partnerships and Associate Vice-President (International Advancement), where she continues to lead the development of strategic international partnerships, and also worked on expanding the University’s international advancement activities. In July 2019, Dr. Huang was appointed to the role of Vice-Provost & Vice-President (International), where she spearheads innovation and collaboration with the university communities and partners with regards to international strategies, initiatives and activities.​

​Dr. Huang received her Ph.D. in Comparative Education from the University of Calgary in 1995. She holds two Masters’ degrees: Master of Education Philosophy (1989) and Master of University Administration (1990) from the University of Glasgow. She also has a Bachelor of Education Degree from Beijing Normal University. Dr. Huang has taught courses in comparative education, school pedagogy, multicultural education, cross-cultural management, and overseas Chinese studies at universities in China, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.​

​She is also an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta where she started in 2009. Before joining the University of Alberta, she was the Executive Director of the International Centre at the University of Calgary from 2000 to 2008. During 1996-1999, Dr. Huang worked as a post-doc fellow and program manager at the International Institute for Asian Studies in the Netherlands.