J. Paul Pope

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Employment: I am a Professor at the LBJ School of Public Policy at the University of Texas. I retired from the Federal government as a senior executive and I am also retired from the United States Army Reserves.

Why I became a WCJC trustee: I wanted to serve the community and could think of no better way to serve in light of my experiences and interest, combined with the value I place on the contributions community colleges make in the lives of students and in enhancing the economic viability and competitiveness of the area.

What I like most about being a WCJC board member: I enjoy hearing about outstanding outcomes for our students.

WCJC benefits the community by: Many of the educational opportunities provided are unique, from preparing students to complete four year degrees at a much more manageable cost, to providing certifying vocational training that leads directly to employment, to offering opportunities for students with full-time job and family requirements. 

How my experience with WCJC has affected my life: I enjoy constantly learning new things about the way we impact kids and the community, as well as new challenges and opportunities facing the college in a rapidly transforming educational space. 

When I became a WCJC board member: 2018.

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