Advisor, Marketing Liaison
James D. Oliver retired from the University of Illinois where he held positions as regional director of Extension, Associate Chancellor Urbana-Champaign Campus, and most recently Senior Advisor to the President. In addition, he was a member of the faculty at the University of Missouri in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences as an Extension Specialist, Sociology. Prior to the University of Missouri, he served as a Coordinator of Extension for Colorado State University in Denver County.
He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Sociology from Colorado State University and his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has been recognized by the US Department of Agriculture with the National Diversity Award for his efforts in working with diverse cultures and hiring diverse staff.