Ambrose ’83 on ‘Student Success at Henderson State University’
Charles Ambrose, 1983 alumnus and member of the Furman University Board of Trustees, was a guest on the “Complete College America” podcast that aired Sept. 6. Ambrose, chancellor of Henderson State University in Arkansas, joined CCA President Yolanda Watson Spiva in “Student Success at Henderson State University.” Ambrose spoke about his tenure, challenges faced in higher education leadership, and the work Henderson State University is undertaking to bolster student success at the public institution.
Prior to his appointment at HSU, Ambrose served three years as president of education success company KnowledgeWorks, president of University of Central Missouri for eight years, and served 12 years as president of Pfeiffer University.
Ambrose studied sociology at Furman, where he was a four-year letterman and three-time All-Southern Conference soccer player. He later earned two advanced degrees in higher education administration, a master’s from the University of Louisville and a Doctor of Education degree from the Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia.