Winona State University has appointed Ernie Hughes to the position of Vice President for Advancement and Executive Director of the WSU Foundation.
Hughes says he looks forward to becoming a part of the innovation and forward thinking that is a hallmark of the Winona State culture.
Hughes describes WSU as a student-focused, community-responsive university and said he is excited to spend time getting to know the campus and community while helping to develop and instill strategic institutional vision and values.
Hughes most recently served as Director of Community Economic Development for the Southern University System. in Louisiana.
Hughes will assume the position of vice president August 11th. He will replace Gary Evans, who has served as Interim Vice President for Advancement since June 2013.