J. Stanley Lenox, III

SJA Alumni: 1972 to 1977


Education after SJA:

  • The Selwyn School – Denton, Texas; College Preparatory Diploma
  • United States Army Field Artillery Training Center – Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Diploma
  • United States Army Primary Leadership Academy – Baumholder, Germany; Diploma
  • United States Army Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Academy – Fort Hood, Texas; Diploma
  • Stephen F. Austin State University – Nacogdoches, Texas; BAAS – Criminal Justice, MPA – Public Administration

 

Favorite Memory:

I very much looked forward to the first day of school each year and what was to come for the new academic year. I also enjoyed the camaraderie shared with all of my classmates. I remember how beautiful the campus was and the immaculate condition it was kept.

How has SJA prepared you for the future ?

I attended SJA from 1972 to 1977. My parents and I moved to Texas in April 1977, so I was not able to enjoy the full six year experience and graduate from SJA (at that time SJA only went up to sixth grade). That being said; the academic curriculum was very tough and regimented in those days with a lot of class and homework assignments to include Bible class and learning about the Episcopal Church. I received a first class education that gave me the foundations to succeed in later schools and life in general. Most of all, SJA taught me what “right” is supposed to “be” and “look like” in all aspects of life and decision making to also include what a great school should look like. I recently used some of those lessons in selecting a good private school for my 5-year old twin daughters to attend.   

Career highlights:

  • United States Army – six years of active service with a deployment to Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Provide Comfort in the liberation of Kuwait.
  • Aramark Corporation – various management positions.
  • Texas House of Representatives – Chief of Staff.
  • Association of the United States Army – various positions to include recent retirement as 4th Region President (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana).