Allen Thompson, Ph.D.

Director for Academic and Career Advising

Allen Thompson Portrait

I have devoted my entire professional career to helping students achieve their educational goals, ultimately leading to great career success. I have held leadership roles at private, public and proprietary institutions in areas of undergraduate and graduate enrollment management, as well as academic affairs. I am proud of the work I’ve done in international education, especially the opportunities to travel to many countries in Latin America, Asia, Kazakhstan and Puerto Rico. I have a Bachelor of Arts from University of Colorado, a Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPA) from Kennesaw State University in Georgia, and a Ph.D. from Colorado State University in Education and Human Resource Studies, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership. My research area focuses on academic advising and African American male college students and I want to expand this work here at Evergreen.

As a Los Angeles, California native, it is very welcoming to see rain again! The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is also pleasing to my soul. I am what many may call a gym buff and I am also very spiritual, so my relationship with God and prayer keep me centered. Travel, especially international travel, is another passion of mine.

I am very excited about the changes taking place at Evergreen and the ability to take an active role in these endeavors. My first goal for Evergreen is to elevate the academic and career advising experience for all Greeners and to enhance student satisfaction with our services while they are working toward graduation and moving into a career. Secondly, it is beyond a professional charge of mine, a calling if you will, to see that students from marginalized populations feel a sense of pride with regard to their education at Evergreen.