Col. (Ret.) James A. Shaw '67
Colonel Shaw was the immediate past-President and CEO of the Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, and brings a depth of experience in fundraising and Academy administration to the Endowment. Currently he is the Vice President for University Advancement at Morehead State University where he directs Alumni and Constituent Relations, Development, Communications and Marketing, the MSU Public Radio Station, The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music and The Kentucky Folk Art Center. Prior to his time at Morehead State and the Association of Graduates, Colonel Shaw spent 26 years in operational, training and staff assignments including tours of duty as a combat controller, rescue pilot, instructor, staff officer and aide de camp. He commanded the soaring and parachuting squadron at the Academy, and was responsible for counter-narcotics planning for the North American Aerospace Defense Command. After serving as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs at the Air Force Academy, Colonel Shaw retired from active duty. Colonel Shaw is a Command Pilot with over 3,000 hours of flying time, a Master Parachutist, and a Certified Air Traffic Controller. He is a 1967 graduate of the Air Force Academy and holds Masters degrees from the University of Arizona and Auburn University.