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Distinguished professor of education to retire from Marquette

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Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 21:27:37-04

MILWAUKEE — Howard Fuller has been a professor at Marquette University for over 40 years. However, that time will come to an end this month when he officially retires.

During his years at Marquette, Fuller was an education professor, associate director for the Education Opportunity Program, and an advocate for educational opportunities.

He later founded the Institute for the Transformation of Learning (ITL) which works to provide quality educational options for students of low-income families.

“Howard Fuller has been a national figure in the education arena for decades, and the work he’s done on behalf of school children of color through the Institute for the Transformation of Learning has been broadly and deeply impactful,” said Dr. Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education.

In addition to his time with Marquette, Fuller has also served as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, senior fellow in the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Employment Relations, and director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services.

Fuller even has a charter school named in his honor here in Milwaukee, the Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy.

Congratulations on your retirement Dr. Fuller!

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