Dr. Jean-Noel Thompson, vice president of Student Life and dean of students, announced last month that he will leave the university in March. The Office of Student Life plans a reception for all ACU faculty, students and staff to join in saying goodbye at his farewell reception.
The reception will take place on March 5 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Living Room. All guests are welcome to come and go as they please.
Tina Fleet, associate vice president for Student Life, said, “The Student Life Department has prepared a presentation to honor him at 3:15 p.m.”
Thompson has been the vice president for Student Life and DeanÂ ofÂ Students at ACU since June 2007. He is joining Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala. as the vice president for student services.
Before Thompson joined ACU he served as the vice president of student life and dean of students at Grove City College in Grove City, Pa., and as the vice president of student life at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz.
Thompson earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Arizona State University. He also earned a master’s degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado State University and a doctorate degree in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University.
Thompson has also taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level as an assistant professor at each of the institutions he has worked.
Thompson and his wife, Tonya, have seven children and are active members of the Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene.
“Jean-Noel has been an integral part of the ACU managementÂ team,Â and has done a wonderful job assembling and leading one of the best student lifeÂ organizationsÂ in the nation,” said Dr. Allison Garrett, executive vice president. “We wish him and his family every success in this transition.”
As the vice president of student services at Faulkner, Thompson will oversee the dean of students, student life/activities, residence life, career services, campus security, student counseling, intercollegiate athletics and health services.