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Aaron Thompson, Jr.

Member, ASCD Board of Directors


Aaron Thompson is the president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, working to ensure that Kentuckians equal opportunities to improve their lives through postsecondary education. Prior to taking the helm of the Council on Postsecondary Education, he served as the organization's executive vice president and provost; as the interim president of Kentucky State University; and as a faculty member and administrator at Eastern Kentucky University. Thompson is a published author of books and articles focused on cultural competence, first-year experience programs, retention, and student success. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky.