Dr. Jerry Thompson came to the University as an Associate Professor in 1985 and was promoted to Professor in 1990. In 1996, he was named Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities and served in that capacity until 2002. In 2001, he was named Regents Professor by Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Thompson is married to Ms. Sara Cabello, Sociology instructor at Laredo Community College. They have one child, Jeremy.