Larry P. Thomas "LPT"

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"

Leading Educator. Educating Leaders.™

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Higher Education

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Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Overview

Current
  • Inaugural Director - Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program at American University
Past
  • Founder and Managing Director at Executive Advising Group (EAG) Global
  • Founder - African American Male Congress Alumni Society at Syracuse University
  • Founder - African American Male Congress at Syracuse University
Education
Connections

500+ connections

Websites

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Summary

10+ years of evaluating organizations, identifying the highest-impact opportunities for change, exploring new trends, reporting on effectiveness, making recommendations for substantial and sustainable improvement, developing new growth areas, driving new initiatives, cultivating strategic partnerships, and sharing best practices.

10+ years of award-winning leadership in higher education, utilizing paradigm-breaking creativity, principled diplomacy, and expertise in business to collaborate with government, foundations, and employers to ensure career readiness for over 1,700 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

10+ years of planning, marketing, advertising, promoting, implementing, and assessing conferences, events, seminars, and workshops.

Specialties
• Inspiring leaders, managers, and teams
• Change management
• Embedding inclusion strategies to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent
• Leading reward and recognition initiatives

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategy
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Strategic Consulting
  4. Fundraising
  5. Grants
  6. Grant Writing
  7. Proposal Writing
  8. Recruiting
  9. Student Recruiting
  10. Talent Acquisition
  11. Training
  12. Staff Development
  13. Teaching
  14. Public Speaking
  15. Career Counseling
  16. Leadership
  17. Leadership Development
  18. Coaching
  19. Entrepreneurship
  20. Management
  21. Change Management
  22. Program Management
  23. Management Consulting
  24. Organizational Development
  25. Marketing
  26. Social Media Marketing
  27. Social Media
  28. Social Networking
  29. Integrated Marketing
  30. Business Transformation
  31. Relationship Management
  32. Public Relations
  33. Community Outreach
  34. Connecting People
  35. Higher Education
  36. Nonprofits
  37. Public Policy
  38. Program Development
  39. Student Development
  40. Event Planning
  41. Government
  42. Student Affairs
  43. Helping Others Succeed
  44. Project Planning
  45. Conflict Resolution
  46. Community Development
  47. Data Analysis
  48. Analysis
  49. Program Evaluation
  50. Qualitative Research

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Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Education

Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management

MBA, Entrepreneurship (concentration in Strategy and Human Resources)

20062010

Harvard University Graduate School of Education

Certificate, Institute for Higher Education - Management Development Program

2007

Syracuse University

MS, Higher Education Administration (concentration in Student Affairs)

Rowan University

BA, Psychology (minor in Communications)

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Courses

  • Director - Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

    Syracuse University

    • Successful Phonathons (CASE)
    • Direct Marketing for Annual Giving (CASE)
    • Successful Annual Giving (CASE)
  • Area Coordinator for College House & Conference Services

    University of Pennsylvania

    • Ethnography (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
    • Urban Sociology (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
    • Speed Reading (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Inaugural Director - Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

    American University

    • Model Thinking (Univ. of Michigan)
    • Organizational Analysis (Stanford University)
    • Think Again: How to Reason and Argue (Duke University)
  • Associate Director - Office of Graduate Preparation Programs

    Syracuse University

    • Alumni Chapters and Clubs (CASE)
    • Young Alumni and Student Programs (CASE)
    • Social Justice Education (NCORE)
    • Multicultural Organizational Development (NCORE)

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Experience

Inaugural Director - Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

American University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2009Present (4 years 11 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Elevate the intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and success of enterprising students for post-baccalaureate education, impactful citizenship, and lifelong achievement.

Founder and Managing Director

Executive Advising Group (EAG) Global

May 2008April 2013 (5 years) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Advise and counsel leaders, teams, and organizations on high performance, personal development, and reputation management. Satisfied clients include:

- Syracuse University
- Nazareth College
- Principal Lending Group
- The Law Office of Julio Portilla, P.C.
- Bella Limousine
- Advantage Human Resourcing

Founder - African American Male Congress Alumni Society

Syracuse University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2005September 2010 (5 years) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Founder - African American Male Congress

Syracuse University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

April 1998September 2010 (12 years 6 months) Syracuse, New York Area

The oldest undergraduate honor society for African American men in the United States. First chapter established at Syracuse University on April 24, 1998.

Founder - Talented Tenth Leadership Institute

Syracuse University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 1998September 2010 (12 years 8 months) Syracuse, New York Area

Established at Syracuse University on February 15, 1998.

Director - Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

Syracuse University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2007September 2009 (2 years 3 months) Syracuse, New York Area

Initiated, led, and managed operational and entrepreneurial strategies relative to student enrollment, academic support, external relations, communications, student services, and civic engagement.

Associate Director - Office of Graduate Preparation Programs

Syracuse University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2002June 2007 (4 years 10 months) Syracuse, New York Area

Area Coordinator for College House & Conference Services

University of Pennsylvania

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 2000August 2002 (2 years 3 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Adjunct Professor of Psychology / Sociology

Drexel University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2001June 2002 (10 months) Greater Philadelphia Area

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Vanguard Fellow - Society of Fellows

      The Aspen Institute
      December 2013 present (9 months)
    • Ambassador

      Clinton Foundation
      December 2012 present (1 year 9 months)
    • Founding Board Member

      FotoSynthesis
      January 2012 present (2 years 8 months)
    • Partner

      Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
      December 2010 November 2013 (3 years)
    • Charter Member - National Museum of African American History and Culture

      Smithsonian Institution
      December 2011 present (2 years 9 months)
    • CGI America Access Team Captain

      Clinton Global Initiative
      June 2011 present (3 years 3 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Organizations I support:

      • The Salvation Army
      • Syracuse University
      • Fight For Children
      • Trust for the National Mall
      • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
      • Voto Latino
      • UNICEF
      • Movember
      • Robin Hood
      • Humanity First USA
      • Partners In Health

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Publications

  • The Overachiever's Guide to Senior Year

    • Huffington Post
    • August 19, 2014

    My very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their senior year:

  • Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders

    • The Huffington Post
    • July 29, 2014

    Here is a list of my favorite YouTube channels that have consistently helped me to identify new trends, understand best practices, and spot high-impact opportunities.

  • Four Steps to a Transformative 2012

    • The Huffington Post
    • January 5, 2012

    Welcome your new year with resolution, reinvention, and renewal. Whether your new year represents a fresh start or a do-over, here are four steps to help you believe and achieve in 2012.

  • Mentoring and the Gateway Learning Community

    • Syracuse University Graduate School Press
    • February 2, 2010

    The importance of mentoring in providing access to social capital

Larry P. Thomas "LPT"'s Honors and Awards

  • Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program Service Award

    Association of Program Administrators for CSTEP and STEP
    • June 2007
  • bell hooks Distinguished Gentleman Award

    Dimensions Mentoring Program
    • April 2007
  • Faculty & Staff Inspiration Award

    Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service
    • March 2005
  • Presidential Medal of Excellence for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

    National Science Foundation
    • May 2004
  • Advising Award

    Rebecca Lee Pre-Health Society
    • April 2004

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