PORTLAND, OR, September 02, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Thomas Bartlett with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Bartlett 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.
Dedicating his professional career to academic administration for more than three decades, Dr. Bartlett earned the prestigious position of president at two different institutions between 1963 and 1982, presiding over the American University in Cairo and Colgate University in New York. He then served as president of the Association of American Universities. Subsequently he was hired as the chancellor for the University of Alabama System, where he contributed for seven years in his role before serving in the same capacity for five years for the Oregon State System of Higher Education, and three years for the State University of New York, retiring in 1996. Dr. Bartlett later returned to education, serving as an interim president once again at American University in Cairo from 2002 until 2003.
Prior to working in administration, Dr. Bartlett was a member of the U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN), an organization that serves as the U.S.'s delegation to the UN. He was also an advisor to the U.S.'s Delegations to the General Assembly. Although he intended to remain professionally active in international relations, Dr. Bartlett transitioned towards academia when he was approached by the American University in Cairo in 1963 to serve as their president. In accounting for his standout success, he credits his dedication to teamwork, noting that everything he has ever accomplished has been done with the support of others.
A focused and driven leader, Dr. Bartlett has served with numerous educational initiatives throughout his career. He was active on the Egyptian-U.S. Educational Exchange Commission, was a member of the Task Force on Financing Higher Education in New York as part of the Keppel Commission, and chaired the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York. He also sat on the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Among other roles, was a trustee for the General Theological Seminary and was a trustee for Universities Field Staff International. He has been a trustee of American University of Kuwait since 2004.
Outside of education, Dr. Bartlett was a member of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's commercial space advancement committee and, more recently, chaired the World Affairs Council of Oregon between 2009 and 2010.
An alumnus of Stanford University, Dr. Bartlett received a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. Shortly thereafter, he attained a Master of Arts at Oxford University in 1953 before returning to Stanford to complete a Doctor of Philosophy in 1959. A 1953 Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, he has received eight honorary degrees (from Colgate University, the University of Alabama, Willamette University, Michigan State University, Union College, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, American University in Cairo and American University of Kuwait), and a Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He was named to the Alabama Academy of Honor in 1987. In retirement, Dr. Bartlett is still a member of several organizations, including the Alabama academy of honor, the Century Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. He is an honorary fellow of University College Oxford.
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