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educator , Planning consultant , university president

Robert Clark Shirley, American university president, strategic planning consultant, educator. Bill Laufman Memorial scholar U. Houston, 1965-1966; Northwestern University fellow, 1969-1971; Department of Health, Education and Welfare research assistant grantee, 1971, 72; Louisiana State University Found.grantee, 1972, 73.

Background

Shirley, Robert Clark was born on July 1, 1943 in Jacksonville, Texas, United States. Son of James Cullen and Mary Jim (Clark) Shirley.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Houston, 1965. Master of Business Administration, University Houston, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1972.

Career

Assistant dean faculties, U. Houston, 1974-1976; assistant to president, State University of New York-Albany, 1976-1977; associate vice president academic affairs, State University of New York-Albany, 1977-1979; associate professor, Central U. Iowa, Pella, 1979-1981; professor, Trinity U., San Antonio, 1981-1984; president, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, 1984-1996; president emeritus, University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo, since 1997. Consultant on strategic planning and management to numerous colleges universities.

Membership

Member Pueblo Economic Development Board. Member Academy Management, Society College and University Planning, Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Lodges: Rotary.

Connections

Married Terrie Thomas, June 17, 1967. Children: Robin, Deron.

father:
James Cullen Shirley

mother:
Mary Jim (Clark) Shirley

spouse:
Terrie Thomas

child:
Robin Shirley

child:
Deron Shirley