CHHS Most Prominent Alumni
RICHARD R. NEDELKOFF, 1980
Richard Nedelkoff rejoins Eckerd Youth Alternatives, a national non-profit where he was formerly Chief Operating Officer. Recently, he served as Conservator of the Texas Youth Commission where he was appointed by the Governor of Texas to initiate major reforms of an agency in receivership. He oversaw a $350 million juvenile justice agency with over 4,000 employees.
Nedelkoff has had a long and distinguished role in public service, including appointments by several governors and the President of the United States. He was appointed by the President of the United States and unanimously confirmed by the Unites States Senate to oversee twenty-six federal criminal justice grant programs and a $6 billion funding portfolio. He has worked diligently to reduce bureaucracy, implement innovative programs, produce measureable results, and find solutions to problem situations.
He has provided national leadership and assistance in support of local criminal justice strategies to achieve safe communities. Additionally, as an administrator in five states, Nedelkoff has created juvenile justice and criminal justice programs that serve as models for agencies across the country.
He has also provided consulting services to several states across the country on a variety of juvenile justice reform projects, criminal justice information system improvements, and other management consulting engagements.
Nedelkoff received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University. He later earned a Master of Science degree in the Administration of Justice from the University of Louisville where he graduated with high honors. Additionally, he received his J.D. from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.
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