who lives in Huntsville and is retiring this summer
as vice president for academic affairs at Sam Houston
State , also earned a doctorate in 1968 from the University
of Houston .
SHSU affiliation has included 41 years as a faculty
member and dean in the College of Business Administration
, prior to being named to his present position. Gilmore's
other service interests have included the Texas Business
Educator Association and the Huntsville Rotary Club,
both of which he has served as president, the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools, which he has served
as a member of accrediting teams, and many others. An
example of the esteem in which Gilmore is held by colleagues
and former students is the endowment established in
his honor by the College of Business Administration
Board of Regents of the Texas State University System
passed a resolution honoring Gilmore, and faculty and
students in the College of Business Administration named
its new honor society the Dr. James Gilmore Beta Gamma
Sigma Chapter. Gilmore is also credited with providing
the leadership which led to COBA's recent accreditation
by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.
He has chaired several university-wide committees, including
a presidential search committee in 1988, the inauguration
committee for President Martin Anisman, and the President's
Committee for Bicentennial Programs for the 1992 observance
of General Sam Houston's 200th birthday.
and his wife, Dorothy Jo, have two children and two
grandchildren. She is also an SHSU graduate, earning
degrees in 1952 and 1958.