Andrew Hsu

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Andrew T. Hsu, on the portico of Randolph Hall

Andrew T. Hsu (simplified Chinese: 许多鸣; traditional Chinese: 許多鳴; born 1956) is an American educator and the twenty-third president of the College of Charleston.[1] He began his presidency on May 17, 2019.[2] He is the first person of color to serve as president in the college's 253-year history.[3]


Born in 1956, in Beijing, China,[4] Hsu attended Tsinghua University in Beijing before earning master's and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1986, respectively.[5]


Hsu worked for Sverdrup Technology and Rolls-Royce before joining the University of Miami as an associate professor and director of aerospace engineering in 1997. Hsu was the founding director of the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI (2007-2010). He served as dean of engineering at San Jose State University (2013-2016)[6] and provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Toledo (2016-2019)[7] before becoming the 23rd president of the College of Charleston in 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "Andrew T. Hsu". Office of the President. College of Charleston. Retrieved December 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "College of Charleston selects Andrew Hsu of Ohio as its 23rd president", Post and Courier, November 28, 2018, retrieved December 15, 2021
  3. ^ "CofC names Hsu its next president". SC Biz News. November 29, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "The Old South Gets a New College President", Washington Post, August 30, 2019, retrieved December 22, 2021
  5. ^ "AE Alumnus Andrew Hsu Sworn In as President of College of Charleston". Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine, Vol. 95 No. 4, Winter 2019. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  6. ^ "New Dean of Engineering Named". SJSU Washington Square.
  7. ^ "UT names San Jose State dean, aerospace engineer as its next provost", WTOL11, July 10, 2016, retrieved December 22, 2021