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Reaud Honors College

P.O. Box 10968
Beaumont, TX 77710
Phone: (409) 880-2294

Office at 985 Jim Gilligan Way [Map]

Students are at the heart of everything we do.


Dr. Tilisa Thibodeaux, Dean

Tilisa Thibodeaux joined the Honors College in 2017 as the Director of Digital Literacy and in 2021 as the dean of the Reaud Honors College and the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities. Thibodeaux has a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.Ed. in Special Education and an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education & Educational Leadership. She spent more than 11 years in the public education system in Florida and Texas, serving as an elementary teacher, district interventionist and coach, a campus academic coach and a digital learning coach. Dr. Thibodeaux helps educators, administrators and corporations use technology innovation as a catalyst for change within their organizations by setting up significant learning environments that give learners choice, ownership and voice through authentic learning opportunities. Thibodeaux is the international practices and pedagogies SIG lead for the Association of Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning ePortfolio group, is the co-developer of the CSLE+COVA Professional Learning Framework, scholarship board member for the Texas Distance Learning Association and is co-author of Learner’s Mindset Discussions videocasts. Since 2015, Thibodeaux has conducted more than 70 professional learning experiences with educators all over the world that include academic workshops, faculty retreats, keynotes and presentations. She has written nearly 30 published works including journal articles, book chapters, a book and informal publications around ePortfolios and the CSLE+COVA PL framework and currently serves as an associate editor and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.



Kim Vizena, Department Business Manager

Kim Vizena is the mainstay for both the Reaud Honors College and Texas Academy, and joined Lamar University in 2006. Ms. Vizena maintains the financial records, scholarship funds, event management, property management, student records, and overall operations.



Meghan Rapp, Coordinator

Meghan Rapp joined our team as the Reaud Honors College Coordinator in October 2019. Rapp graduated from the University of Arizona in 2002 and worked 16 years as the editor for a print and digital media company that published a national magazine, non-fiction books and a digital archive. Rapp maintains and updates the Honors College's website and social media presence, oversees the publication of the alumni magazine and assists with and advises on Honors College events, policies, reports and recruitment. 

Reaud Honors College  •  P.O. Box 10968  •  Beaumont, TX 77710  •  ph (409) 880-2294
Office at 985 Jim Gilligan Way [map]   •