Carine Feyten, Ph.D.

Advancement Committee

Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX

“I believe that ‘if we are not at the table, we are probably on the menu’ and I strongly believe in the importance of helping women find their voices and develop their leadership skills.”

Dr. Carine M. Feyten is chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University, a public institution with a campus in Denton and health science centers in Dallas and Houston.  About 90 percent of the university’s 15,500 students are women making it the largest university in the nation with such a gender composition.

Under Chancellor Feyten’s leadership, The Economist ranked Texas Woman’s University 45th out of 1,275 institutions in the nation and 2nd in Texas for adding value to its graduates’ income earning potential.

Feyten has championed many women leadership initiatives including raising a combination of public and private funds totaling more than $17 million.  She has led an initiative to found the state’s only Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership comprised of the Centers for Women in Business, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, and the Center for Student Leadership.

Prior to TWU, Dr. Feyten served as dean of the College of Education, health and Society at Miami University.  While dean, she developed and launched a strategic plan focused on a holistic and sustainable approach to all aspects of administrative, faculty, and student wellbeing; led a capital campaign that has raised more than $27 million.  Prior to this position, she served at the University of Florida with academic appointments including the associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Education, chair of the department of secondary education, full professor, department of secondary education, director of the foreign language education program, and coordinator of teacher education for the department of secondary education.

Feyten holds a doctorate in interdisciplinary education with an emphasis on second language acquisition from the University of South Florida, Tampa, an M.A. in English, Dutch, Education from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, and a B.A. in Germanic Philology from the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.