Jamie Thompson, BA ’94

Jamie Thompson, BA ’94, of Sparks, Nevada, has enjoyed a long and decorated career with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management in Nevada where he wrote and edited the award-winning management plan for the Black Rock Desert High Rock Canyon-Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. Thompson earned his JD from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 2000 and credits the BA he earned from Excelsior (then Regents College) with his success: “Graduating from Regents College allowed me to break through an advancement ceiling I’d hit in my federal career with the U.S. Forest Service in South Dakota’s Black Hills. The Regents College degree also enabled me to enter law school, which created almost unlimited possibilities in my career and in retirement. I will be forever grateful to Regents College.” Thompson is also a published author and looks forward to publishing a new science fiction novel this year.