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University administrator

James Wallace Firnberg, American university administrator. Member of Alexandria/Pineville Chamber of Commerce (board directors since 1985, vice president 1986), Southern Association Colleges and Schools, Southern Association Institutional Research, Association Institutional Research (president 1976-1977), American Association Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers, Rotary (Alexandria) (board directors 1986).

Background

Firnberg, James Wallace was born on March 25, 1935 in Alexandria, Louisiana, United States. Son of Erle Albert and Dorathea (Kidd) Firnberg.

Education

Bachelor, University Southwestern Louisiana, 1956. Master of Education, Louisiana State University, 1959. Doctor of Education, Louisiana State University, 1969.

Career

Teacher East Baton Rouge Parish School, 1956—1959. Counselor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1959—1963, assistant registrar institutional research, 1963—1966. Coordinator institutional research Louisiana State University Systems, 1966—1968, assistant professor, coordinator institutional research, 1969—1973, associate professor, coordinator institutional research, 1973—1978, professor, coordinator institutional research, 1978—1980, director system office institutional research, 1980—1982, assistant vice president academy affairs, director system office institutional research, 1982—1984.

Chancellor, professor Louisiana State University, Alexandria, 1984—1989. Consultant Louisiana Higher Education Facilities Commission, Several School Systems Various Colleges and University Member Governor's Education Study Committee, Louisiana, 1974—1975. Consultant to secretary Department of Health, 1976.

Member teacher certification advisory council Louisiana State Board Elementary and Secondary Education, 1975—1978. Member advisory panel University science statistics National Science Foundation, 1977—1982. Board directors Industrial Development Board Central Louisiana, Alexandria, since 1984, St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, since 1984.

Board trustees Alexandria Museum, 1984—1986. Board directors Alexandria Junior League, 1985—1986, Rapides Arts & Humanities Council, since 1987. Member executive committee Boy Scouts American, Alexandria, since 1984.

Board directors Young Men’s Christian Association, 1986. Served with United States Army, 1961-1962.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-editor: New Directions for Institutional Research, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

The Covenant is a big challenge to everybody. If God is committed to human race, anyone has to be prepared to accept that as reality and make a commitment in return.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

The Bible can be puzzling but it is continually a source of inspiration and direction in lives of people.

Membership

Member of Alexandria/Pineville Chamber of Commerce (board directors since 1985, vice president 1986), Southern Association Colleges and Schools, Southern Association Institutional Research, Association Institutional Research (president 1976-1977), American Association Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers, Rotary (Alexandria) (board directors 1986).

Connections

Married Ancy Cruse Firnberg, June 3, 1958. Children: James W. Junior, William, Timothy, Edward.

father:
Erle Albert Firnberg

mother:
Dorathea (Kidd) Firnberg

spouse:
Ancy Cruse Firnberg

child:
James W. Junior Firnberg

child:
William Firnberg

child:
Timothy Firnberg

child:
Edward Firnberg