The collection includes files collected from James I. Penrod's office between 1970 and 1985 during his time as Vice President
for Systems and Planning at Pepperdine University. Materials include correspondence; organization charts; a systems and planning
orientation manual; Pepperdine management conference papers; memos; committee meeting minutes and correspondence; an article
by Penrod; and other items.
James I. Penrod has over 44 years of experience in higher education as an administrator and professor. Most recently he served
as professor emeritus in Higher and Adult Education Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Memphis, before
retiring in May, 2010. From 2003 to 2006, he was an AT&T Fellow in the Advanced Learning Center, Fedex Institute of Technology
at the University of Memphis, and a Senior Fellow in the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, Boulder, Colorado. He holds
a doctorate in Institutional Management from Pepperdine University, a master's degree in Biostatistics from Tulane University,
and bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Harding University. He was one of the first dozen Chief Information Officers to
be appointed in an institution of higher education, and served as the founding Chief Information Officer at four universities:
Pepperdine University, the University of Maryland at Baltimore, California State University Los Angeles, and the University
of Memphis. He was active in professional organizations such as CAUSE, EDUCOM, EDUCAUSE, SIM, AAHE, and AIR for many years,
serving on a variety of national and regional boards and committees. Additionally, he has been active in his community and
church. He is the author of sixty-nine publications and gave over 100 national and international presentations. Penrod also
served as a consultant for approximately 30 colleges and universities over the last 30 years of his career. He currently lives
near Little Rock, Arkansas and is a volunteer for the state of Arkansas AARP.
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