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
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
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
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
- 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