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J. Blair Blackburn, Ed.D.

Dr. Blackburn was elected by the Board of Trustees on April 7, 2015. Dr. Blackburn is a graduate of Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. He holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce and a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from Baylor University.

Before coming to East Texas Baptist University, he served 20 years at Dallas Baptist University, including his role as executive vice president 2002 - 2015. In his career, Dr. Blackburn also served in leadership posts at three other institutions of higher learning in East Texas, including the University of Texas at Tyler, Lon Morris College, and Paris Junior College.

Dr. Blackburn and Michelle have three children: Taylor (23), Elizabeth Blair (18), and Parker (16.)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will direct your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6


INAUGURAL EVENTS


Thursday, February 18

Inaugural Pastors’ Prayer Breakfast
(By Special Invitation Only)
Dr. David O. Dykes, Senior Pastor
Green Acres Baptist Church, Tyler, Texas
The Phillips Great Room, Bennett Commons
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
East Texas Baptist University

Inaugural Student Leadership Luncheon
(By Special Invitation Only)
The Phillips Great Room, Bennett Commons
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
East Texas Baptist University

First Lady’s Inaugural Tea
(By Special Invitation Only)
The Marshall Grand, downtown Marshall,
210 Houston St.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tiger Revel
Featuring Emerald City All Stars
(Ticketed Student Life Event)
Dinner, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Dance, 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
The Marshall Grand, downtown Marshall,
210 Houston St.

Friday, February 19

Inauguration Ceremony
Baker Auditorium, Ornelas Spiritual Life Center
10:00 a.m.
East Texas Baptist University

Inauguration Reception
Huffman Activities Area, Ornelas Student Center
11:15 a.m.
East Texas Baptist University

Inaugural Celebration Luncheon
(By Special Invitation Only)
12:00 p.m.
East Texas Baptist University


Saturday, February 20

Tigers Serve Saturday
The Great Commission Center,
Ornelas Spiritual Life Center
8:30 a.m.
East Texas Baptist University