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The Finding Aid of the James I. Penrod Papers 0105
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Archival Materials
  • Processing Information note

  • Title: James I. Penrod papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 0105
    Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Physical Description: 4.17 linear feet (4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1985
    Abstract: 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.
    Location note: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
    Creator: Penrod, James I.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], James I. Penrod papers, Collection no. 0105, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials were gathered from University Archives files.

    Biographical/Historical note

    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.
    (Biographical information taken from the University of Memphis website: https://umdrive.memphis.edu/jpenrod/www/)

    Scope and Content

    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 (from Howard A. White and others); organization charts; a systems and planning orientation manual; papers from Pepperdine management conferences; memos; meeting minutes, correspondence, and other items from committees Penrod was a member of; and an article by Penrod in a 1983 issue of the EDUCOM Bulletin titled "Information Technology Literacy: Initiatives at Pepperdine University."
    Committees include the Systems and Planning Committee (S&P), Data Administration Group (DAG), Interoffice Coordination Committee, Academic Computing Advisory Committee (ACAC), Malibu Space Committee, Faculty/Staff Traffic Judiciary Committee, University Academic Council, Operations Planning Committee, Payroll/Personnel Advisory Committee, Business Systems Advisory Committee, Administrative Records Advisory Committee (ARAC), "D.P." (possibly degree progress or database-related), "ASRC," Administrative Records Task Group, and the Student Systems Advisory Committee.

    Related Archival Materials

    Materials related to computer systems are included in the Pepperdine University Computing collection 0078. Other collections with material about James I. Penrod include the Pepperdine University Archives Individual Files 0025; Pepperdine University Archives Individual Photograph Files 0048; and the Pepperdine University Archives Photographs, Negatives, and Slides 0031; or online via the Pepperdine Digital Collections, in the University Archives Photograph Collection (http://pepperdine.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/). Materials about committees Penrod was involved in may be found in various collections, including the Pepperdine University Operations Planning Committee (OPS) Records 0041.

    Processing Information note

    The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks in March, 2013.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Penrod, James I.
    Pepperdine College.
    Pepperdine University. Academic Computing Advisory Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Administrative Records Advisory Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Administrative Records Task Group.
    Pepperdine University. Business Systems Advisory Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Data Administration Group.
    Pepperdine University. Faculty/Staff Traffic Judiciary Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Interoffice Coordination Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Malibu Space Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Operations Planning Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Payroll/Personnel Advisory Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Student Systems Advisory Committee.
    Pepperdine University. Systems and Planning Committee.
    Pepperdine University. University Academic Council.
    Pepperdine University.
    Administrative records
    Agendas (administrative records)
    Christian education
    Education, Higher--California--Malibu
    Handbooks, manuals, etc.
    Malibu (Calif.)--History--20th century
    Universities and colleges--Administration
    Universities and colleges--Planning