About Chancellor Feyten

Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.

Carine M. Feyten became the eleventh president and second chancellor of Texas Woman’s University — the nation’s largest university primarily for women — in July 2014. Dr. Feyten oversees a university with an annual operating budget that exceeds $256 million, serves approximately 15,000 students on campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston, and has an annual economic impact in the North Texas region of more than $721 million.

Dr. Feyten already has had a remarkable impact on the university during her tenure as chancellor and president. Achievements under her leadership include launching new degree programs in informatics and healthcare informatics; expanding degree offerings online and at satellite locations; enhancing community outreach; improving university infrastructure with plans for a new student union and parking garage in Denton; developing relationships with the business community and state legislature; building the university’s leadership team and enriching university communication.

A native of Belgium, Dr. Feyten holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Education, Second Language Acquisition from the University of South Florida, and an M.A. in English, Dutch, Education and a B.A. in Germanic Philology, both from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. An internationally recognized consultant, speaker and scholar in the field of language learning, teaching methodologies and the integration of technology in education, Dr. Feyten has authored or co-authored more than 100 journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. She previously served as dean of the College of Education, Health and Society at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Her husband, Chad Wick, serves as an ambassador for TWU and is the founder and president emeritus of KnowledgeWorks, a non-profit organization that strives to create sustainable improvement in student readiness for college and careers.


  • Ph.D. 1988. University of South Florida, Tampa (Interdisciplinary Education with an emphasis on Second Language Acquisition)
  • M.A. 1981. Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (English, Dutch, Education)
  • B.A. 1980. Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (Germanic Philology)

Selected Honors And Awards

  • Recipient of the Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education-Postsecondary from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2001)
  • President of the National Network for Early Language Learning (2001-2002)
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Teaching and Learning and Tapestry Journal
  • Named Research Fellow with the Globalization Research Center at the University of South Florida, Tampa (2003-2006)
  • Recipient of the President’s Award for Faculty Excellence at the University of South Florida, Tampa (2003)


  • Dallas Regional Chamber — Board Class, 2017
  • KERA (North Texas public radio/television) — Board of Directors, 2016
  • Lone Star Conference’s Council of Presidents — Vice Chair of the Executive Committee, 2016
  • Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors — Board Secretary/Treasurer, 2016
  • Denton Economic Development Partnership — Board, 2016
  • Texas International Education Consortium — Executive Committee, 2015
  • Texas Medical Center: Women’s Leadership Council — Board, 2015
  • Women’s College Coalition — Board of Directors,  2016

Academic Appointments

Texas Woman’s University

Since its founding in 1901, TWU has produced more than 100,000 graduates in fields vital to the growth and quality of life in Texas and has earned an outstanding reputation for scholarship, leadership and service. TWU is the nation’s largest university primarily for women and is a public university with an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students on campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. TWU offers more than 140 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts, nursing, health sciences, business, the sciences and education.

  • Chancellor and President (July 2014 – Present)

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
College of Education, Health and Society

Miami University has an enrollment of 17,550 students on its main campus and a total of 23,390 students over three campuses. The college of EHS includes 65 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs, an enrollment close to 3,000 students (graduate and undergraduate) on the main campus, 197 faculty and a total revenue budget of $43 million, excluding external grants, gifts and endowments.

  • Dean of the College of Education, Health and Society (August 2006 – June 2014)

The University of South Florida

Established in 1956, The University of South Florida is one of the largest universities in the United States. With a budget of more than $1.5 billion, USF offers 240 degree programs to approximately 48,000 students on its four campuses.

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Education (August 2002 – July 2006)
  • Chair of the Department of Secondary Education (1999 – 2002)
  • Full Professor, Department of Secondary Education (1998 – 2006)
  • Director of the Foreign Language Education Program (1994 – 2000)
  • Coordinator of Teacher Education for the Department of Secondary Education (1993 – 1999)

Career Highlights

Miami University

  • Developing and launching a strategic plan focused on a holistic and sustainable approach to all aspects of administrative, faculty and student well-being.

  • Leading a capital campaign that has raised more than $27 million, well above its goal of $15 million.

  • Increasing enrollment and retention rates in the college, resulting in a 90 percent average retention from freshman to sophomore in the past few years.

  • Attaining a college graduation rate of 81 percent, among the highest on campus.

  • Significantly increasing external grant funding obtained by the college, including a $1.5 million grant as the principal investigator.

  • Earning recognition from the White House for the college’s commitment to service learning and community engagement.

  • Establishing strong relationships with the Ohio Governor’s Office and officials at the state level.
  • Leading multiple successful accreditation efforts.