Superintendent named as Distinguished Alumnus at alma mater
District officials from Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD on Friday honored Dr. James E. Wilcox as part of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni class.
Longview ISD Superintendent Dr. James E. Wilcox is a regular at Longview Lobos football games. But this past week, despite that Longview was wrapping up a perfect district schedule against rival Hallsville, Wilcox attended another game about 200 miles away in Orange. And with good reason.
District officials from Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD on Friday honored Wilcox as part of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni class. The celebration included recognition of the honorees during halftime at the football game. Wilcox is a member of Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s high school class of 1965.
Just as in Longview ISD, distinguished alumni are selected by a committee on a variety of merits, including education, career accomplishments and service to others.
Wilcox earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Lamar University and in 1987 received his doctorate in education from Texas A&M University. Since beginning his education career as a teacher at Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School in 1973, Wilcox has served as an assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent. Before arriving at Longview ISD in 2007, he was superintendent at Waxahachie, Hooks and Joshua ISDs.
His service is widespread, having served in every role from Little League baseball coach to president of the Texas Association of School Administrators. Wilcox has also proffered his expertise as a member of the American Association of School Administrators’ governance board; was chairman of the Texas/North Carolina Committee to address the President’s Educational Initiative; and is a member of Longview Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees, to name a few.