Thomas Millington is completing a stellar semester at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he has served as the 2002 Wayne N. Aspinall Chair of History, Political Science, and Public Affairs. Millington taught a course in U.S./Latin American Relations and delivered a public lecture during his stay in western Colorado.
Millington is a retired professor from Hobart & William Smith Colleges. He left his teaching position in 1995 to write a book on U.S. policy toward Latin America. He has had two books and numerous articles on the Latin American politics and finance published, and serves as a consultant to the Bolivian Central Bank. His wife, Rosario, is Bolivian.
The Aspinall Chair is named for Congressman Wayne N. Aspinall, one of Colorado’s most distinguished citizens. Aspinall served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 until 1973. From 1950 to 1973, Aspinall was Chairman of the Committee of Interior and Insular Affairs. He became one of the nation’s leading authorities on the management, development, and conservation of water and other natural resources. The Aspinall Chair is a five-week lecture series offered each spring semester at Mesa State by a prominent individual. Applicants are considered national authorities in their fields of study.