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Tuttle, Kathryn Nemeth

Kathryn
Nemeth Tuttle, PhD
Year Inducted: 
1998
Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle
Highlights: 
  • Associate Vice Provost for Student Success at the University of Kansas
  • 1997: Founding Director of KU’s Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center
  • 1987-1997: Associate Director and Acting Director of Admissions, Assistant to the Provost, Director of New Student Orientation
  • Adjuct faculty member of the School of Education
  • Named Outstanding Woman Staff Member of the Year and a KU Woman of Distinction
  • Received NASPA Dissertation of the Year Award for her work on the history of deans of women and women administrators in higher education
Biography: 

Dr. Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle received her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas and her Master’s Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University.

After serving as Associate Director of Admissions, Director of New Student Orientation, Acting Director of Admissions, and Assistant to the Provost at KU, Dr. Tuttle was named Director of KU’s first Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center in 1997.

In addition to her work with advising, Dr. Tuttle is an adjunct faculty member with the School of Education, where she teaches the orientation seminar course for freshmen and graduate courses for students in the higher education master’s program. She also teaches an honors tutorial for students in the Honor’s Program. Her research interests are the history of higher education, the history of women in higher education, and the history of the University of Kansas. Her dissertation on the history of deans of women won the NASPA Dissertation of the Year Award.

Dr. Tuttle is married to Bill Tuttle, Professor of American Studies at KU, and she has three grown stepchildren and a son who recently graduated from KU.

Quotes: 
  • Don't let fear be the motivating factor in your life. It takes courage every day to make the right decisions and lead a meaningful life
  • Step back and take a different perspective when things get tough. Cultivate a sense of humor; remain compassionate; cherish and be grateful for every moment. 

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