His lengthy career began as an instructor at Beaufort High School in Beaufort, S.C., from 1971-72. He returned to serve his Alma Mater for three years in the capacities of director of the Special Services Program (1972-73) and director of the University Year for Action Program (1972-75). While pursuing his doctoral studies, Hugine concurrently served as a teaching assistant (1975-76) and later as an institutional research analyst/assistant professor (1976-78) at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.
He returned again to South Carolina State University and nobly served in the following positions: Research Fellow, 1978-79; Assistant Director of the Self-Study, 1978-79; Director of the Institutional Self-Study, 1979-80; Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1980-86; Professor of Mathematics, 1986-2003; and Interim Executive Vice President (2002-03), a position that thrusted him into service as the Chief Operating Officer for the university.
From 2003-08, Dr. Hugine culminated his 30-year affiliation with South Carolina State University as its President. During his brief but productive administration, he was credited with the construction of a major residence facility and the preparations for a massive complex to house the University’s new School of Engineering.
James Isreal of Lancaster, S.C., says he was the “strong-minded and strong-willed” Student Government Association president who served during part of Hugine’s presidency at SCSU.
“I also knew him as a math professor,” recalls Isreal. “Hugine is efficient, effective, highly intelligent, down-to-earth, very approachable and has wonderful ideas.”
While at SCSU, Hugine also began a number of renovations to the dining facility, the administration building, the science building and other facilities.
A major highlight of Hugine’s administration at SCSU was the acquisition by the institution of the first debate of the 2008 Democratic Party Presidential Candidate Debate Series at the campus’ Martin Luther King Auditorium. The event also marked the first such distinction by a historically black college or university.
As the 11th President of land-grant Alabama A&M University, Hugine joins a distinguished group of ten previous leaders and four interim administrators who have served in the coveted post since its founding in 1875. Dr. Hugine and his wife Abbiegail have an adult son and daughter.
Alabama A&M University-Normal, Alabama
Office of the President -Andrew Hugine, Jr. , Ph.D.
August 20, 2009
Rationale: The University must effect significant reductions in its operating expenses in order to address the revenue loss due to proration. Consequently, cost savings measures, greater efficiency in operations, and stricter adherence and monitoring of existing university policies are
imperative. The Executive Orders which follow represent ongoing efforts to address the shortfall. Every member of the Alabama A&M family is asked to be prudent and judicious in the exercise of fiscal responsibilities. Each person will be held accountable for his/her action with regards to the
Executive Order. Full cooperation of each employee at the university is requested and expected.
1. PositionsA moratorium is placed on all personnel actions except those designated as critical to the continued function of the university as determined by the President. No positions may be advertised or
filled without the expressed written approval of the president. The need for the position must be well documented and justified. Positions supported from externally funded sources are excluded from this proviso.
2. State Funded AND TITLE III Consultant PositionsAll state funded and Title III consultant positions will be terminated on September 30, 2009. To re-instate the position, a written justification must be provided and written approval provided
by the president.
3. Moratorium on institutionally funded scholarshipsEffective immediately, no further commitments may be made for institutionally funded student scholarships, pending a review of criteria and financial impact. Excluded are athletic scholarships
which are required under NCAA requirements and scholarships funded from external sources. No student currently receiving scholarship support will be impacted by this moratorium, provided they continue to satisfactorily meet the conditions of their scholarship award.
4. Cell PhonesCell phones are for official university purposes only. The use and need for all cell phones issued on the campus will be reviewed. Effective immediately, no further cell phones will be issued until
the review of the use and the policy is completed. The moratorium does not relate to cell phones funded from external sources and cell phones approved by the president.
5. Overtime, Overload and Supplemental PayEffective immediately, no overtime, overload, or supplemental pay may be granted without the expressed written approval of the president. For overtime, the justification must include the alternatives considered to paying overtime, why a staggered work schedule could not have accommodated the request and/or other appropriate rationale for the overtime. For overloads, the complete teaching load of the professor being recommended with the enrollment for each course as
well as the teaching load of each professor in the department with enrollment in the respective course(s) must be provided. Teaching loads will be reviewed consistent with the workload policy as
delineated in the Faculty/Administrative Handbook. For supplemental pay, detailed justification for the need to provide the pay and the cost savings to the university must be provided.
6. Outside employmentAll employees will be required to complete and submit a form verifying and describing any outside employment including work with university affiliated entities or verification that they have no
outside employment. The form must be signed and submitted to the Office of Human Resources on or before September 15, 2009. A signed form indicating outside employment or verifying no outside employment is required before the Personnel Action Form is submitted for the FY 2010 fiscal year. Without this form, the employee will not be entered into the university’s payroll system and a payroll check will not be generated. The form is available on the website of the Office of Human Resources.