The appointment took place at the annual conference this summer.
“This post is a member of the Executive Committee which provides leadership for the greater Board,” Thompson said. “I am honored to have been elected.”
Thompson will also take and maintain minutes of all official action of the board whether in face-to-face meetings or virtual meetings.
Thompson has served as the chair of the business department since 2006. He has been listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers and received Lee's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1987.
He earned his doctorate of business administration from Nova Southeastern University, his master of business administration from Middle Tennessee State University and his bachelor of science from Lee College.