Dr. Ngondi Kamatuka is the new director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs in the Achievement and Assessment Institute. He has been with the University of Kansas since 1987 and has served as academic services coordinator for the Upward Bound program and interim director for the Institute for Educational Research and Public Service. Kamatuka holds a master's and doctoral degree in higher education from KU and a bachelor's degree in education from Tabor College. He taught in the KU School of Education for 15 years. He has served as president of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (MAEOPP), and he also served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for the Council for Opportunity in Education.
Currently, he is serving as advisor to a Science in Society Catalyst Grant funded by the University of Liverpool European Commission. The grant provides for projects at the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia; the Children’s University and the ZOOM Children’s Museum in Vienna, Austria; and the University of Tubingen in Tubingen, Germany.
Kamatuka is the recipient of several awards and honors, including the KU Unclassified Employee of the Year, the KU School of Education Achievement Award for Professional Staff and the KU Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator.
Ph.D., Higher Education, University of Kansas
M.S.Ed., Higher Education, University of Kansas
B.A., Education, Tabor College
(01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017). The Ovaherero Nama Genocide. 3rd Pan-American Interdisciplinary Conference, PIC 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina
(01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016). Connecting your Program to Current Campus Priorities. Making Equity and Inclusion Real: College Access and Success. Council in Opportunity in Education's 35th Annual Conference . San Diego, CA
(01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016). Pre-Conference Presentation: Combining Your Colors to Make the Perfect Board. Council for Opportunity in Education's 35th Annual Conference . San Diego, CA
(01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016). Roundtable. The GEAR UP 7th Year GEAR UP Conference. New York, NY
, , GEAR UP Highland Park High School Cluster, (01/01/2014 - 12/31/2021) .
, , College Assistance Migrant Program, (01/01/2015 - 12/31/2020) .
, , GEAR UP Harmon Cluster, (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2018) .
, , GEAR UP Washington Cluster, (01/01/2011 - 12/31/2018) .
, , College Access Challenge Grants, Kansas Board of Regents, (01/01/2008 - 12/31/2015) .
Selected Awards & Honors
University of Kansas Re-Accreditation Review Committee
Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
2014 - 2015