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The ACUHO-I Award
James Grubb, The University of Tennessee

J

im Grubb began his housing
career as a resident assistant at
Indiana State University while
an undergraduate. After completion
of a master's degree in guidance and
counseling, he moved to Tampa as a
resident instructor at the University of
South Florida where he taught classes in
the behavioral science department and
directed a men's residence hall. After
serving as an assistant director of housing at South Florida, he became director
of residence halls at The University of
Tennessee in Knoxville in 1972. He was
a president of the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers and hosted
the annual conference in 1979. He was
named director of university housing
and later was named as executive director of university housing and assistant
vice chancellor of student affairs. He
retired in 2005.
From 1980 to 1983, Jim served as
secretary of ACUHO-I. During this
time, there was discussion of changing
the name to ACUHO-International
to reflect the expanding nature of the
association, which was done in 1981.
The decision to create a central support
services office was made in 1983. During
this time, he represented ACUHO-I
at the Inter-Association Management
Related Group headed by NACUBO. He
also served on the faculty of the National Housing Training Institute in 1988.
Jim served as president-elect, president and past-president from 1985 to
1988. He presided at the 39th Annual
Conference at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. A recordsetting (at the time) 985 delegates from
391 institutions attended. Highlights included the attendance of S. Earl Thompson, the first president of ACUHO-I. As
past-president, he chaired the committee

Jim was asked to share some reflections from his professional career.

the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
later that year.  I became very involved
with the Research and Information
Committee and conducted one of the
first national salary surveys.

Describe the first memory that jumps
into your head of your time working in
campus housing.

Raymond King, the director of housing
and food service at the University of
South Florida, was a major mentor. He
invited some of the giants of the profession to come to campus and meet with
our staff. Folks like Betty Greenleaf, Harold Riker, Melvene Hardee, and others
came to campus to visit with us. Earlier
at Indiana State, Dr. John Truitt was
the vice president of student affairs and
brought a new educational residence
life program from Michigan State and
installed it on campus. This program
served as a philosophical base for me.

to establish the ACUHO-I Foundation
and also served on several association
committees.

My first job in college housing was as a
desk clerk my sophomore year in a new
men's residence hall at Indiana State
Teachers College (now Indiana State
University). We had our own telephone
switchboard so all incoming and outgoing calls came through the switchboard.
Later that year I became a resident
assistant and was employed in college
housing until I retired 10 years ago.
When do you first remember being
aware of ACUHO-I, and why did you
get more involved with the association?
I became aware of ACUHO-I during
my first full-time professional position
as a resident instructor at the University
of South Florida in Tampa. My boss,
Raymond King, was active in the association and I learned about it through
him. I attended my first annual meeting
in Florida in 1972 and then became the
associate director of residence halls at

Who were your mentors and influences
when you were first getting started?
How did they assist you?

What were the major issues in the field
during the time you were on the Executive Board? How does that compare to
today?
While I served on the Executive Board
we conducted a major self-study. Expansion was seriously discussed, leading to
adding the "I" to our association name.
The Central Office was created at Ohio
State, and the Foundation was created.
Major concerns were the financing of
college housing, implementation of new
technology, alcohol and drug abuse,
diversity, and professional educational
opportunities through the association.
Many of these areas of concern continue
to be relevant today.
How would you describe ACUHO-I
while using only six words?
Opportunity to serve and grow professionally!

The ACUHO-I Award constitutes the highest recognition of an individual who, during the course of his or her career, has made
exemplary, extraordinary, and outstanding contributions to ACUHO-I, the field of campus housing, or higher education.

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Talking Stick - July/August 2016
Contents
Vision
Just In
Calendar
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Special Focus
Regroup
ACUHO-I Awards
Thinking Ahead
Working Overtime
Conversations
First Takes
Around Student Affairs
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - July/August 2016 - Regroup
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