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UNT Insider | May 2008 Issue | Robert B. Toulouse

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Toulouse honored for service to UNT, 90th birthday

From a UNT News Service press release


Robert B. Toulouse

The UNT Toulouse School of Graduate Studies honored its namesake, Robert B. Toulouse, as he marked his 90th birthday.


The celebration honoring Toulouse was May 6 and included UNT President Gretchen M. Bataille and Denton Mayor Perry McNeill.


Toulouse joined what was then North Texas State College in 1948 as a professor in the College of Education. He served as graduate dean from 1954 to 1982 and was provost and vice president of academic affairs from 1982 to 1985. Toulouse also served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs during the 1989-1990 academic year and is now provost emeritus.


During Toulouse's tenure as graduate dean, he helped establish most of the graduate programs currently authorized at UNT. His leadership helped make UNT one of the three largest graduate institutions in the state, and his efforts to enhance research across the entire campus led to major increases in the quality and impact of research at UNT. The Robert B. Toulouse School of Graduate Studies was named in his honor in 1990, and he received the UNT President's Award in 1982 and 1990.


As provost, Toulouse raised undergraduate and graduate admission and degree program requirements, developed policy for the administration of university research programs and established the Toulouse Scholars Program Fund.

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May 2008

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