OU Outreach Vice President Selected Fellow of Higher Education Association


Former Dean James Pappas of CLS

James P. Pappas, vice president of University Outreach and Dean of the College of Liberal Studies, has been elected as a Fellow of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs (AGLSP). The full members of AGLSP approved Pappas’ election as a fellow at the 2011 annual conference in Saratoga Springs, NY.

This honorary category of membership is extended to individuals who have provided outstanding leadership and assistance to the Association. Pappas was cited for his “long-time participation, leadership and wisdom” in relation to AGLSP, according to a letter announcing his selection. Pappas served as president of the Association from 2008 through 2010 and held other board offices. From 2005 to 2010 he was the publisher of the association’s journal, Confluence.

“Pappas’ membership as a Fellow will be of continuing benefit to the association,” wrote David Gitomer, President of AGLSP, in his congratulatory letter. The Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs is an international organization of more than 100 institutional members that share a common interest in graduate-level, liberal education, primarily serving adult, part-time students.

AGLSP member institutions include Stanford University, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, the University of Southern California and other colleges and universities.

Note: The College of Liberal Studies (CLS) was renamed the College of Professional and Continuing Studies (PACS) in 2017.

Leslie Herring

Leslie Herring, former student writer