Dr. Bob Thompson


1970             East Texas State University, Ph.D.

1966             East Texas State University, M.Ed.

1958             Abilene Christian School, B.S.


1992-Present   Director, Center for Executive Leadership, Lamar University
                        Beaumont, Texas

Note: The Center is the umbrella organization housing the Superintendent Academy, the Principal Academy, the Decision Support Center, and an Assortment of smaller programs and functions.

1985-1992    Professor and Chair, Educational Leadership Department 
                      Beaumont, Texas

1970-1985    Professor of Educational Administration, State University of New York at Oswego
                     Oswego, New York

1969-1970    Doctoral Student and Graduate Assistant, East Texas State University
                      Commerce, Texas

1959-1969    Superintendent, High School Principal and Science/Math Teacher
                      Texas Public Schools

Related Experience (abbreviated list):

  • For ten years served as Chief Negotiator (Collective Bargaining) for three school boards in New York State.
  • School board trainer for districts in New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas for the past 24 years.
  • Superintendent Search Consultant for over twenty years.
  • Chair: Texas Education Agency Reorganization Committee.
  • Director: Sabine-Neches Administrators and School Boards Members Association.
  • Chair: Texas Association of School Business Officials Scholarship Committee.
  • Facilitator: Commissioner’s Educational Leadership Association Advisory Committee (1991-1994).
  • Chair and Member: University Graduate Committee, Faculty Evaluation.
  • Committee, and Program Evaluation Committee at the State University of New York at Oswego.
  • Member: University Graduate Committee, Recruitment Committee, Technology Committee, Dean’s Advisory Committee, and Artificial Intelligence Working Group, at Lamar University

Visiting Professorships:

  • Southwest Texas State University
  • East Texas State University

National and State Professional Offices and Memberships:

  • Past President and member: National Council of Professors of Educational Administration
  • Past President and member: Texas Professors of Educational Administration
  • Member: New York State Educational Facilities Planning Committee
  • Member: Texas Association of School Administrators
  • Member: American Association of School Administrators
  • Past Chairperson and member: Texas Association of School Administrators Higher Education Advisory Committee
  • Member: Texas Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Member: Phi Delta Kappa