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James Pappas | Vice President for University Outreach, University of Oklahoma

Current Position and Past Experience
James Pappas is currently the Vice President for University Outreach and the Dean of the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He also serves as a Professor in the Departments of Liberal Studies and Educational Psychology.

Prior to coming to the University of Oklahoma, he served as Associate Dean of Liberal Education, Associate Dean of the Division of Continuing Education, Professor of Educational Psychology, Director of Academic Counseling, and Director of Independent Study at the University of Utah. He also has worked as a psychologist with the Veterans Administration, a faculty member at Indiana University, and an assessment officer with the Peace Corps

Education, Honors and Achievements
Pappas received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Purdue University, a master's degree from Ohio University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. In addition, he has completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University and the Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education at Harvard University.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Pappas has served on numerous community service and professional association boards, including the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), Association of Continuing Higher Education (ACHE), University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), and Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP). He has served as President of UPCEA and AGLSP and is currently Executive Vice President of ACHE.