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Larry P. Thomas "LPT"

Leading Educator. Educating Leaders.™

Washington D.C. Metro Area
Higher Education
  1. American University
  1. Executive Advising Group (EAG) Global,
  2. Syracuse University,
  3. University of Pennsylvania
  1. Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management
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American University

American University

Inaugural Director - Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

– Present

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

10+ years of training and mentoring the next generation of leaders, utilizing paradigm-breaking creativity, principled diplomacy, and expertise in business to collaborate with government, foundations, and employers to ensure career readiness for over 1,800 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

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

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


  • Social Media Marketing
  • Relationship Management
  • Recruiting
  • Business Transformation
  • Strategy
  • Management Consulting
  • Strategic Consulting
  • Integrated Marketing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community Development
  • Proposal Writing
  • Grants
  • Qualitative Research
  • Organizational...
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Career Counseling
  • Staff Development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Project Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Student Recruiting
  • Connecting People
  • Change Management
  • Helping Others Succeed
  • Student Affairs
  • Student Development
  • Government
  • Grant Writing
  • Event Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Program Development
  • Marketing
  • Analysis
  • Public Policy
  • Nonprofits
  • Social Media
  • Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Teaching
  • Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fundraising
  • Training
  • Coaching
  • Program Management
  • Social Networking
  • Leadership Development
  • Higher Education
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University of Pennsylvania

  • Ethnography (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Urban Sociology (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Speed Reading (Univ. of Pennsylvania)

Syracuse University

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

Syracuse University

  • Successful Phonathons (CASE)
  • Direct Marketing for Annual Giving (CASE)
  • Successful Annual Giving (CASE)

American University

  • Model Thinking (Univ. of Michigan)
  • Organizational Analysis (Stanford University)
  • Think Again: How to Reason and Argue (Duke University)
  • Development for Deans and Academic Leaders (CASE)


Inaugural Director - Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program

American University
– Present (5 years 2 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
(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
(5 years)Washington D.C. Metro Area

Founder - African American Male Congress

Syracuse University
(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
(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
(2 years 4 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
(4 years 10 months)Syracuse, New York Area

Area Coordinator for College House & Conference Services

University of Pennsylvania
(2 years 3 months)Greater Philadelphia Area

Adjunct Professor of Psychology / Sociology

Drexel University
(10 months)Greater Philadelphia Area

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Vanguard Fellow - Society of Fellows

The Aspen Institute
– Present (1 year)


Clinton Foundation
– Present (2 years)

Founding Board Member

– Present (2 years 11 months)


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
(3 years)

Charter Member - National Museum of African American History and Culture

Smithsonian Institution

CGI America Access Team Captain

Clinton Global Initiative

Opportunities Larry P. Thomas is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board

Causes Larry P. Thomas cares about:

Organizations Larry P. Thomas supports:

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


The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year(Link)

August 2014

My very best students were focused, driven, and disciplined enough to follow these key steps-to-success during their first year of college.

Top 10 YouTube Channels for Leaders(Link)

The Huffington Post
July 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(Link)

The Huffington Post
January 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(Link)

Syracuse University Graduate School Press
February 2010

The importance of mentoring in providing access to social capital


Honors & Awards

Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program Service Award

Association of Program Administrators for CSTEP and STEP

bell hooks Distinguished Gentleman Award

Dimensions Mentoring Program

Faculty & Staff Inspiration Award

Mary Ann Shaw Center for Public and Community Service

Presidential Medal of Excellence for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

National Science Foundation


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

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