Administration

Lamar University's administration heads and departments are here to answer any questions you may have. Allow them to assist you by contacting the appropriate department listed below.

Executive Administration

President
Dr. Kenneth Evans (Biography)
P.O. Box 10001
BeaumontTexas 77710
409.880.8405
Plummer Administration Building, Room 100

Provost and Vice President
Dr. James Marquart (Biography)
P.O. Box 10002
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8398
Plummer Administration Building, Room 100

Sr. Associate Provost
Dr. Kevin B. Smith (Biography)
P.O. Box 10002
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8400
Plummer Administration Building, Room 104

Vice President for Finance and Operations
Dr. Cruse Melvin
P.O. Box 10003
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8395
Plummer Administration Building, Room 101

Vice President for Student Engagement
Dr. Vicki McNeil
P.O. Box 10054 Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8458
Wimberly Building, Room 115

Vice President for University Advancement
Juan Zabala
P.O. Box 10011 Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8419
John Gray Center, Rudy C. Williams Building, Room 122

Vice President for Information Technology
Priscilla Parsons
P.O. Box 10020
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8489
Carl Parker Building, Room 101

Athletic Director
Jason Henderson (Biography)
P.O. Box 10066
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8323
Montagne Center, Room 149

Executive Assistant to President
for Industrial Relations & Economic Development

Dr. Jack Hopper, Interim (Biography)
P.O. Box 10613
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8785
Engineering Research Center
Assistant to President for Community Relations/
Athletics Program Liaison
Norman Bellard
PO Box 10066
Beaumont, TX 77710
409.880.7721
Dauphin Athletic Complex, Room 206

Administrative Departments

Center for Academic Success
P.O. Box 10909
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.7548

Facilities Management
Michael Ruland
Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
P.O. Box 10016
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8470

Finance
Twila Baker
Associate Vice President for Finance-Comptroller, Interim
P.O. Box 10003 Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8932

Human Resources
Catherine Blanchard
Associate Vice President for Human Resources
P.O. Box 11127
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8375

Strategic Enrollment Management
Dr. Sherry Benoit
Associate Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management
P.O. Box 11781
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.1718

Finance
Diane Thibodeaux
Assistant Vice President, Administration
P.O. Box 10003
Beaumont, Texas 77710

Office of Planning and Assessment
Dr. Tony Martin
Executive Director
P.O. Box 10302
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.1843

Alumni Affairs
Shannon Copeland
Director
P.O. Box 10005

Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.7819

Development
Laurie Ritchel
Director
P.O. Box 10011
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8422

Public Relations
Brian Sattler
Director
P.O. Box 10011
Beaumont, Texas 77710
409.880.8396