Kenneth Tolo

Kenneth W. Tolo was born on ________ in _________.

His Father was Modolf Wilhelm Tolo

His Mother was Evelyn Tolo

Kenneth W. Tolo, who has a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) and an M.A. in public affairs from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), taught at the LBJ School from 1972 until August 31, 2000. In September 2000 he became Director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education FIPSE in the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education in Washington, D.C.. In August 2002 he became Executive Director of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration NASPAA, a position he held until December 31, 2004. Since March 2005, he has served as the first William J. Clinton Distinguished Professor at the new University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service; he also continues to consult on the establishment of a new education accreditation system in the Republic of Georgia.

From 1979 until 1990, Tolo served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research and then as Vice Provost for The University of Texas at Austin. From 1994 to 1997, he served as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.

Tolo's LBJ School policy research focused primarily on education, employment, and equity issues. In addition, he frequently worked with international and national government agencies and nonprofit groups on civic education, higher education, and education reform. In October 2005, NASPAA awarded him its Elmer B. Staats Public Service Career Award for a lifetime of "inspiring and encouraging LBJ School and Clinton School students to pursue public service careers."

Kenneth W. Tolo is now Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs (nonteaching)


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