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Alfonso Thurman

By Jessica L. Tonn — January 25, 2005 | Corrected: February 22, 2019 1 min read

Corrected: The story incorrectly spelled the name of Alfonzo Thurman, the president of the Holmes Partnership and the dean of the school of education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Alfonso Thurman has been elected the new president of the Holmes Partnership, a national coalition of 96 educational organizations and universities that works on improving K-12 public schools.

Alfonzo Thurman

Mr. Thurman, 58, will serve his five-year term while continuing as the dean of the school of education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Holmes Partnership will move its headquarters from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, to the Milwaukee campus of the University of Wisconsin in the fall.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 26, 2005 edition of Education Week