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Dr. Nitzschke retired as the chancellor of Southeast Missouri State University in 2001.

    MILFORD, OH, May 30, 2019 — Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dale Frederick Nitzschke, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Nitzschke celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Nitzschke retired from a very successful career in academia as the chancellor of Southeast Missouri State University in 2001. A newly created position, he served in his position for two years. He formerly served as the 16th president of the university from 1996 to 1999. Prior to his tenure in Missouri, he was president of the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham from 1990 to 1994 and president of Marshall University in West Virginia in Huntington from 1984 to 1990. Dr. Nitzschke also held numerous teaching and administrative positions at Loras College, Ohio University, the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and the University of Northern Iowa before moving to Las Vegas to become vice president for academic affairs at the University of Nevada between 1980 and 1984. He spent 40 years in academia.

While at Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Nitzschke was responsible for opening the Sikeston Area Higher Education Center, completing and dedicating the Robert A. Dempster Hall, beginning the development of SEE-NET, a regional telecommunications network for delivery of instruction, and establishing a Regional Public Service Institute to coordinate the University's outreach efforts, among other achievements. While at UNH, the school became a major player in the economic development of the state of New Hampshire and received its strongest regional accreditation review ever. Dr. Nitzschke was also successful in raising more than $200 million from state, private and federal government sources for repair and renovation of existing facilities and for new construction.

A former director of the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation's lectureship series and workshop director for the Evaluation of Elementary Schools, Dr. Nitzschke was also a consultant for many years. He worked closely with the Athens Non-Graded High School and in personnel management with the University of Nevada in the Reno School of Medicine. Dr. Nitzschke has written extensively in his field as well. In addition to contributing articles to various scholarly journals and other professional publications, he authored several monographs. Some of his more recent works have included “Endorsement of State Government Can Enhance Opportunities for Research and Development Funding at Land-Grant Universities” in the Boston Globe in 1993, “Our Quality of Life: A Gathering of People is an Essential Beginning” in the New Hampshire Premier in 1992, and “Beyond Mandates: Public Service to Public Schools,” also in the New Hampshire Premier, in 1992. Dr. Nitzschke was also a peer reviewer on the Committee on Athletics Certification with the National Collegiate Athletic Association for several years.

Active with multiple different organizations and committees throughout his career, Dr. Nitzschke was very involved with the Ohio Valley Conference as vice president, member of the planning and development committee and the public affairs committee, and as chair of the hall of fame committee. He was vice president and secretary of the Southern Conference Chief Executive Officers Council, secretary of the Ohio American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and member of the New England Defense Conversion Task Force. He is also a longtime member of the Association for Higher Education, the American Personnel Guidance Association, the National Vocational Guidance Association, the Student Personnel Association for Teacher Education and the American Counselor Education Association. He also remains active as a member of the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau.

On a local level, Dr. Nitzschke has been active with the greater St. Louis council, on the board of directors of the tri-state area council for the Boy Scouts of America and on the board of the Ronald McDonald House, the Athens County Red Cross and the Elvis Presley Museum and Entertainment Institute. He has spent time on several committees, including the State of West Virginia Joint Committee on Employment Opportunities and Economic Development and the National Advisory Committee of the Personalized Adult Counseling Experience. Furthermore, Dr. Nitzschke has chaired the board of regents state advisory committee for the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School and has chaired the board of regents state advisory committee for the Iowa School for the Deaf.

Dr. Nitzschke received a John T. Crowe Award from the Regional Commerce and Growth Association in 1998. He was named Administrator of the Year by the West Virginia Association for Counseling and Development in 1987 and was also named West Virginian of the Year by the West Virginia chapter of the Public Relations Society of America in 1987. A strong advocate of faculty rights, Dr. Nitzschke was honored in 1984 with a Meiklejohn Award for Defense of Academic Freedom by the American Association of University Professors. He has been the recipient of several other honors throughout his career as well and has been cited in approximately a dozen editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

First earning a Bachelor of Arts in education, cum laude, from Loras College in 1959, Dr. Nitzschke then earned a Master of Education in guidance and counseling in 1960 and a Doctor of Philosophy in guidance and counseling in 1964 at Ohio University. Married to his wife Linda Hutchinson since 1971, Dr. Nitzschke has five children. He resides in Milford, OH.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dale Frederick Nitzschke, PhD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.

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