Ambassador Nagy was most recently US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa. Prior to that, he served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University for 15 years, following a 32-year diplomatic career. During his 22 years at eight African postings he was US Ambassador twice (Ethiopia and Guinea), and Deputy Ambassador four times (Seychelles, Togo, Cameroon and Nigeria). Tibor arrived in the US as a political refugee from Hungary in 1956 and received his BA (History/Political Science) from Texas Tech and MSA (Management) from George Washington. His career awards include commendations for helping prevent famine in Ethiopia; supporting the evacuation of Americans from Sierra Leone during combat; and helping end the Ethio-Eritrean War.