Thomas Named Edison College's District Provost

Sep 17, 2007

Noreen Thomas, Ed.D., has been named Edison College's District Provost, serving as Chief Operating Officer and providing leadership in all academic, student services and administrative areas.

Thomas joined the College in July 2006 as the Vice President of Academic Affairs following service as the Provost and Chief Learning Officer at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan.

"Edison College is growing on all fronts - students, program offerings, services and facilities," said Kenneth P. Walker, District President. "Dr. Thomas' experience, energy and commitment to student success are tremendous assets. She will partner with our campus presidents in Charlotte, Collier, and Lee counties to sustain the College's growth, success and ability to respond to the varied needs of our many communities."

Thomas began her career in education teaching business courses at the high school and community college levels, and spent 29 years as a community college administrator prior to joining Edison. Her experience includes curriculum development, learning assessments, technology, faculty recruitment and professional development, facilities expansion, student success services, and fund raising.

Thomas received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Daemen College, NY; Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University; and Ed.D. in Higher Education - Community College Leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.

"It is an exciting time at Edison College," said Thomas. "Enrollment is growing, and many new learning opportunities are on the horizon. I am honored to be part of such an outstanding institution."

Thomas and her husband, David, live in Bonita Springs.