Jim Pulliam retired after thirty-four years of public service in the California community college system and four years in the K-12 system in California. Jim’s professional experience includes serving as a faculty member, dean, provost and founding Superintendent/President of a California Community College District. Jim has been certified by Company of Experts.net as an Appreciative Inquiry Facilitator.
As the founding President, Jim established a solid, collaborative environment with the Faculty and staff. Jim was able to build strong relationships in the local community and politicians to fund and organize a new community college in California. Leading a committed administrative, faculty, staff, student and community partnership the college gained funding to begin discussions on building programs, services, partnerships and facilities for the future.
The college community earned a full WASC accreditation which was a highlight for the college community.
His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in economics and history, a Master’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems Technology and post graduate work toward a doctorate in educational leadership. College’s and universities that Jim attended, in chronological order are: University of Redlands (graduate and undergraduate studies), California State University, Chico (graduate studies), Chapman University (graduate studies), Colgate University (graduate studies) and University of La Verne (graduate studies).
Jim has served as the President of a statewide organization including K-12 Districts. Regional occupational programs, county schools and community colleges. Jim founded and has chaired a regional economic development consortium including the federal government, United States Marine Corps, National Park Service, County government, city and regional governments, schools, hospital, environmental organizations and private sector agencies.
Jim has served on numerous statewide committees over the years working closely with elected officials, labor unions, faculty and staff organizations, administrative personnel and others to develop collaborative efforts to advance the two-year college mission.
Jim served as counsel, advisement of technology development start up companies. He successfully raised capital for private and public ventures. He also has advised educational and private sector enterprises on community development projects; consulted with community agencies on building two year colleges; and built community partnerships with health care, two year colleges and K-12 school districts. Jim worked professionally in the securities business and brings this expertise to his consulting practice in community development.