Larry R. Thompson

President at Ringling College of Art and Design

Larry R. Thompson

Larry R. Thompson

President at Ringling College of Art and Design

Biography

Dr. Larry R. Thompson became president of Ringling College of Art and Design in July, 1999. As head of this premier art and design college, he is transforming the way people think about art and design and why businesses must infuse creativity to thrive. A lawyer and an educator, Larry served as Special Assistant to the President of The Ohio State University, President/CEO of Flint Cultural Center in Michigan, and was founding Executive Director/ CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio prior to joining Ringling College. He is the former president for the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and currently serves as a member of its Executive Committee, is Chair of the President’s Council of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, and serves on boards of many local arts and civic organizations.

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Ringling College of Art and Design

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Chair at Ringling College of Art and Design

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Former Partner at BankCap Partners

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Former President & Chief Executive Officer at WQED Multimedia

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Vice President at Caterpillar, Inc.

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Former Managing Partner-Global Enterprise Business at Accenture Ltd.

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Former Executive Director, Materials & Clean Technology Commercialization, Sri Ventures at SRI International

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President at Manheim Remarketing, Inc.

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Member, Board of Trustees at Ringling College of Art and Design

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Member, Board of Trustees at Ringling College of Art and Design

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation

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Ringling College of Art and Design is a private four-year accredited college located in Sarasota, Florida that was founded by Ludd M. Spivey as an art school in 1931 as a remote branch of Southern College, founded in Orlando in 1856. The art school separated from Southern College and became an independent nonprofit institution in 1933 and has changed names several times. It qualified for full accreditation as a degree-granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on December 11, 1979. Upon joining as a member, accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art was granted in 1984. The campus includes the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

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Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Ringling College of Art and Design is a private four-year accredited college located in Sarasota, Florida that was founded by Ludd M. Spivey as an art school in 1931 as a remote branch of Southern College, founded in Orlando in 1856. The art school separated from Southern College and became an independent nonprofit institution in 1933 and has changed names several times. It qualified for full accreditation as a degree-granting institution by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on December 11, 1979. Upon joining as a member, accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art was granted in 1984. The campus includes the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

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Current

As an independent college preparatory school, our mission is to provide an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

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Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. engages in the provision of health care services. Its programs include adult and children services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Sarasota, FL.

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2017

As an independent college preparatory school, our mission is to provide an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

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2016

As an independent college preparatory school, our mission is to provide an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

$1,000 - $1,923
2015

As an independent college preparatory school, our mission is to provide an environment in which students strive to achieve their highest academic goals and to build character through a balanced program of academics, the arts and athletics.

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