Former Texas A&M Chancellor To Speak To Baylor Doctoral Students

March 30, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Dr. Barry B. Thompson, the recently retired chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, will speak to Baylor educational administration doctoral students during a noon luncheon on Thursday, April 6, on the fifth floor of the Cashion Academic Center on the Baylor campus.

Thompson will address "Challenges of Leadership in Education: 2000 and Beyond."

"Dr. Thompson has a distinguished career in public education in Texas, both in K-12 schools and in higher education," said Dr. James L. Williamson, The Fred Hale Professor of Education and chair of Baylor's department of educational administration.

Williamson and Thompson previously worked together at both Pan American University and East Texas State University, now Texas A&M-Commerce. Earlier in his career, Thompson was the deputy superintendent of the Waco Independent School District. Before he was named Chancellor at Texas A&M, Thompson was president of West Texas A&M University, academic vice president at Texas A&M-Commerce and professor of education at the University of Texas-Pan American. He also served as a teacher and administrator in several Texas school districts.

For more information, contact Williamson at (254) 710-6109.

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