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James Paul Chapman, American university official. Decorated Bronze Star.


Chapman, James Paul was born on November 11, 1943 in Cleveland. Son of Paul Edward and Alice (McDevitt) Chapman.


Bachelor, St. Meinrad College, 1965. Master of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1967. Master of Arts, Indiana University, 1967.

Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1972.


Assistant director academy affairs University Kentucky Madisonville Community College, 1972-1974. Assistant university budget director University Kentucky, Lexington, 1974-1976, special assistant to vice president academy affairs, 1975-1980, assistant vice president academy affairs, 1981-1982, assistant vice chancellor administration, 1982-1989, assistant chancellor, 1990-1996, adjunct professor honors, 1994-1998, faculty classics, 1976-1998, vice chancellor public service and outreach, 1996-1998. Interim president University Kentucky Lexington Community College, 1997—1998.

President Shawnee State University, 1998—2001. Provost University Alaska, Anchorage, since 2001. Academy consultant Indonesia, 1988, Croatia, 1994.

Coordinator College Business Management Institute, Lexington, 1987-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Forum moderator WKYT-television, Lexington, 1980-1994.


Co-chair Task Force Equality Public Schools, Fayette County, Kentucky, 1988-1989. Board directors Bluegrass chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews, Lexington, 1988-1990. Member Lexington Commission Race Relations, 1988-1998.

Trustee, overseer St. Meinrad College, 1991-1997. Captain United States Army, 1968-1971, Vietnam. Member Southern Association College and University Business Officers, Association General and Liberal Studies (executive board 1984-1986).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, tennis.


Married Patricia Ann Daniel, December 30, 1967. Children: J. Daniel, Andrew A.

Paul Edward Chapman

Alice (McDevitt) Chapman

Patricia Ann Daniel

J. Daniel Chapman

Andrew A. Chapman