Thompson Photo - Copy (2)The Kentucky State University Board of Regents announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Thompson as interim president at Kentucky State University.

Thompson currently serves as Executive Vice President at the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. He will take a leave of absence to lead KSU until a permanent president is appointed by the Board of Regents. Thompson begins immediately.

“I am honored to serve Kentucky State University as interim president and am excited for the opportunity to work with the incredibly dedicated and talented faculty, students, alumni and staff,” Thompson said.  “There is still much work to be done, and I look forward to collaborating with the Kentucky State community to make sure the university continues forward until a permanent president is selected.”

Thompson is nationally recognized in the areas of education attainment and academic success. He has given more than 800 workshops, seminars, and invited lectures to educational institutions (elementary, secondary, and postsecondary), corporations, non-profit organizations, police departments, and other governmental agencies. He is the co-author of Black Men and Divorce, and college textbooks, Thriving in College and Beyond: Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development, Thriving in the Community College and Beyond: Strategies for Academic Success and Personal Development, Focus on Success, and Diversity and the College Experience.

Dr. Thompson’s research has been cited in popular newspapers and magazines such as Cosmopolitan,The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel and The Tampa Tribune.