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Thomas J. Hill

Dean for Student Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor for Counselor Education
University of Florida

Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Thomas Lionel Hill joined ROTC in the early 1970's at Arkansas State University. It was here, while earning a bachelor of science degree in education, that Hill's athletic excellence in high hurdles surfaced. In 1972 at the Olympics in Munich, Germany "High Hurdling Hill" brought home the Bronze for 110-meter high hurdles. As a distinguished military graduate, that same year, he received a bachelor of science degree and commissioned as a second lieutenant in ROTC. Hill was awarded Arkansas Amateur Athlete of the year, 1970-72. He served as assistant coach and Adjutant General Officer at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point from June 1972 to August 1976. Hill designed and supervised the academy's training program for track and field athletes.

He earned a master degree in 1976 from C.W. Post-Long Island University. From January 1982 to June 1985, Hill served as Coordinator of University College and Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and Psychology, Arkansas State University. In 1985, he received his doctorate from the University of Florida and a honorable discharge from the Army. Dr. Hill's awards and honors include Arkansas State University Distinguished Alumnus, 1989; Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, 1984; Arkansas State University Sports Hall of Honor, 1982. Since 1993, Dr. Hill has served as Dean for Student Services and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, University of Florida.