Office of the President

Dr. Jaime R. Taylor
Dr. Jaime R. Taylor

The Board of Regents of the Texas State University System has confirmed Jaime R. Taylor, Ph.D., as the 16th president of Lamar University. He assumed office in July 2021. 

He previously served as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee, where he spent most of his career as a faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Before his appointment to Lamar University in July 2021, Taylor served as Marshall University's provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

Dr. Taylor earned an associate of applied science degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from Nashville State Technical Institute, a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics from Austin Peay State University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.

→ Read Dr. Taylor's Complete Biography

Centennial Celebration Speech

September 17, 2023
Student Quotes

I would like to take a few minutes to share the remarkable story of how we reached this milestone and why it's so important for us to celebrate it. . . . because what has happened here is nothing short of extraordinary.

LU Centennial Leaders

Contact Information

Office of the President
Lamar University
PO Box 10001
Beaumont, Texas 77710

ph:(409) 880-8405
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