My name is Barry James and I am the current President of the Peirce College Alumni Association. I earned my first Peirce degree in 1983, an associate degree in Computer Data Processing, and then a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in 2007.
I have long been an advocate of the College’s mission to help working adult learners further their education and advance their careers. I always knew I wanted to give back to Peirce because this is the place that got me started. These are the people who believed in me. This is the education that led me to my success.
During my time as president, I hope to not only continue my efforts of growing alumni engagement, but also increasing awareness of the Alumni Associations across current students, faculty, staff and alumni.
As alumni, we can play a vital role in helping new generations of Peirce students reach their goals and walk across that stage at Commencement. I encourage you to remember those who helped you get where you are today. Now is your opportunity to become that person for someone else – whether as a mentor, a sponsor or a friend.
We cannot do this without you. Please reach out to me if you have any thoughts or ideas on how to continue growing the Alumni Association or if you are interested in getting involved. Thank you. I look forward to working with all of you.
Barry James '83 and '07