Joseph C. Rallo, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph C. Rallo was named Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the Texas Tech University System in May 2012. In his role, Dr. Rallo coordinates and supports the distance education and online programs, as well as academic affairs, at each of the Texas Tech University System component institutions.
As online education has become an increasingly vital component in higher education, Dr. Rallo is developing a comprehensive, system-wide strategy to enhance these programs at each component institution and their off-campus sites. Dr. Rallo's focus is also to enhance access and academic experiences, improve efficiency and increase course offerings.
Prior to his appointment as vice chancellor, Dr. Rallo was named as President of Angelo State University, a component campus of the Texas Tech University System, in San Angelo, Texas in June 2007. During his tenure at Angelo State, the university was named to the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges for four consecutive years and was recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education.
Previously, Dr. Rallo served as Provost and Academic Vice President at Western Illinois University, and as the Dean of the College of Business and Administration and the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.
Dr. Rallo has published extensively on global business topics with an emphasis on the European Union and Japan. Dr. Rallo has also been named as a Fulbright Scholar and NATO Fellow and has testified before United States Senate committees on technology transfer policy for the United States and the European Union. From 1991-1999 he chaired the Executive Committee of the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, a consortium of the 15 public institutions in Michigan with its instructional site in Hikone, Japan.
Dr. Rallo holds senior leadership positions on several boards serving as the Chair of the Texas Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors, President of the Texas International Education Consortium and member Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Dr. Rallo received the B.A. in Russian History from Lafayette College, the J.D. from Western New England College, as well as the M.A. and Ph.D. in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. He served on active duty in the United States Navy and then cross commissioned to the United States Air Force, with duty assignments in intelligence and logistics. After 27 years of active and reserve service, he retired from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel.