Dr. Lloyd Cooper earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New Mexico State University and completed the doctoral program in educational administration at the University of Oregon in only 19 months. He was a professor in the EMD department at NMSU from 1967 to 1997. During his 30 years of service at NMSU, Dr. Cooper supervised 55 doctoral students, the highest number in university history. He served as department head of EMD twice and as chair of the Faculty Senate. Copper was honored by the Mexico government in 1995 at the National Games for his long-term commitments to improve the educational infrastructure in Mexico. These efforts included bring thousands of books to remote Mexican communities, as well as his development of bi-national programs for training educational administrators.
In honor of his lifetime commitment to education, the family of Lloyd Cooper has established a memorial fund to benefit students in the Educational Management and Development of New Mexico State University’s College of Education. All four sons, Mark, Kirk, Kelt, and Shaun, have received at least one degree from NMSU, are educators with public school districts or at universities.
Financial Need: Not Required
Class Level: GR.
Required Major: ELA
Other requirements: Preference given to a married male or female.