Bumphus is currently serving as President for the Louisiana Community
and Technical College System, which governs the seven community
colleges and forty-two technical college campuses across the State
of Louisiana. Dr. Bumphus is responsible to the Louisiana Community
and Technical College Board of Supervisors for providing visionary
leadership and direction for the State’s seven community
colleges and the Louisiana Technical College. The System provides
educational programs and services each semester to approximately
45,000 students on fifty campuses statewide. The System has an
operating budget of $250 million and employs 5,400 employees.
Dr. Bumphus served as Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College
(BRCC) from November 2000 until September 2001. The two year school
has been the fastest growing community college in the nation the
past year, and now has an enrollment of 4,200 students. Prior
to joining BRCC, Dr. Bumphus served as President of the Higher
Education Division of Voyager Expanded Learning. The privately
held company provided curriculum and training materials for 1000
school districts in 44 states. Prior to joining Voyager, he served
as President of Brookhaven College in the Dallas County Community
College District for six years. Brookhaven College enrolled over
9,000 credit and 10,000 non-credit students and employed 300 full-time
and 950 part-time personnel. In an educational career that spans
over 30 years, Dr. Bumphus has worked as an administrator at a
regional university and four different community colleges.
Bumphus holds a B.A. degree in Speech Communications and a M.A.
degree in Guidance and Counseling from Murray State University,
and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the Community
College Leadership Program at the University of Texas at Austin.
In 1992 Dr. Bumphus was recognized as a distinguished graduate from
both Murray State University and The University of Texas at Austin.
Bumphus’ administrative career began as Director of Minority
Affairs and Dormitory Director at Murray State University. At age
25, Dr. Bumphus was appointed Dean of Students of the first leadership
team to open East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City, Arkansas.
His career also includes serving 13 years as Vice president and
Dean of Students at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.
He has served as a guest lecturer for twelve years at the University
of Texas at Austin. Dr. Bumphus is a much sought after speaker and
consultant. He has consulted at more than 85 community colleges
and universities in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico on
such topics as Instructional and Administrative Technologies, Designing
Model Student Development programs, Instructional Strategies to
Attract and Retain High Risk Students, Effective Customer Services,
Recruitment and Retention, and Total Quality Management. Dr. Bumphus
has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Education
and to the American Council on Education.
Bumphus served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the American
Association of Community Colleges that represents more than 1200
community colleges and ten million students, and was a member of
the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education. He
most recently received the 1998 National Initiative for Leadership
and Institutional Effectiveness Lifetime Achievement Award. He has
also been recognized with the National Institute for State and Organizational
Development (NISOD) 1996 International Leadership Award. His leadership
resulted in Brookhaven College receiving the National Initiative
for Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness 1995 Quality Organizational
Leadership Award. Dr. Bumphus is the recipient of the 1995 Contribution
to Knowledge Award presented by the National Council on Student
Development and the 1991 Distinguished Service Award presented by
the National Council of Black American Affairs.