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May 21, 2014

OU vice president honored at Romanian ceremony

NORMAN — James P. Pappas, vice president for outreach and dean of the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma, was recently awarded an honorary title of Professor Honoris Causa for his contributions to life-long learning in a public ceremony at the University of Bucharest, Romania.

“This recognition came as a surprise and was very humbling,” Pappas said.

The University of Bucharest, considered among the most important universities in Romania and southeast Europe, was established in 1864. It is comprised of 18 faculties or colleges.

The Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies selected and voted on Pappas to receive the honor. The practice of awarding honorary degrees and designations dates back to the Middle Ages.

Pappas was cited for his “outstanding achievements in the field of adult and continuing education,” according to Romita Iucu, vice rector of the University of Bucharest. As a result of the ceremony, Pappas “became an elite member of our scientific community,” Iucu said.

Pappas delivered an address to members of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Studies, providing his perspective on life-long learning trends and the future of the field.

Following the ceremony, Pappas participated in the Fourth International Conference on Adult Education at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania.

There, he moderated a panel on adult higher education in the United States and Western Europe. The panel discussed adult basic education, the impact of online education, executive and corporate education, and the role of adult education in non-governmental organizations.

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