Graduation ceremony for students completing their graduate programs in the Fall of 2016.
Speaker: Bill Kingston
Dr. Kingston grew up in rural West Texas as an
only child, but as part of
a larger extended family
that loved one another and
loved God. After graduating
from Fluvanna High
School, he enrolled in Texas
Technological College. While
at Texas Tech, Bill married
his high school sweetheart
Sammie, who has been the
love of his life and best
friend for 54 years.
Immediately after graduating from Texas Tech with a
Bachelor of Science degree, Bill received “greetings from
his friends and neighbors” and was enlisted into the
military services. He was trained as a medical corpsman
and served during the Vietnam War.
Dr. Kingston received his doctorate from Texas A&M
University and completed additional graduate studies at
Abilene Christian University, Sul Ross State University, and
Lamar University. He was a teacher, coach, principal, or a
superintendent in Texas public schools for more than 25
After retiring from public schools, he served as Director
of Administrative Services for the Region 18 Education
Service Center in Midland, Texas. During this time,
he taught for one year as an adjunct professor in the
Superintendent Certification Program at Lubbock Christian
University before coming to the university to teach fulltime.
Dr. Kingston now serves as Director of Graduate
Education in the School of Education at LCU.
Bill and Sammie have three children and five wonderful