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In Memoriam: Bruce Davis and Von Pittman

Bruce Davis (1954-2019) died in December 2019. Dr. Davis served as Vice Provost and Dean of Online & Continuing Education at Weber State University. He worked at Weber State for nearly 30 years, starting in 1990 as director for the center for business and economic development at the John B. Goddard School of Business and Economics. He subsequently served as director of Weber State’s Davis campus from 1999 to 2008, and continued to direct the Davis campus after becoming vice provost and dean of continuing education in 2008.

Von Pittman (1945-2019) died in December 2019. Dr. Pittman served most recently as Director of Distance and Independent Study at the University of Missouri from 1997-2010. He began his career in 1983 as Director of Credit Programs in the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Iowa. He then served as Associate Dean of Continuing Education from 1987 to 1997, and then as Director of Distance and Independent Study at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Pittman was a prolific author, with a special interest in the history of adult continuing education, and his achievements were recognized by UPCEA with a Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature.

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UPCEA Releases Competency Statements for Professional, Continuing, and Online Practitioners

February 18, 2020

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