Dean Marjorie S. Thomas, M.Ed'95, JD'06, is a native of Port au Prince, Haiti. She has served in this position since 2013. Prior to assuming this position, Thomas served as the Assistant Vice President for student affairs at the College of Charleston, a position she held from 2007. Before her time in Charleston, Thomas worked at the University of Miami beginning in 1995 as the Assistant Director and Coordinator of Minority Recruitment. Two years later, she became the Associate Director of Multicultural Student Affairs before finally becoming the University Ombudsman and Assistant to the Vice President for student affairs.
Throughout her career, Thomas has been highly involved in community services and professional organizations, including the Council for Opportunity in Education and the American Bar Association. She has given multiple presentations and served on numerous committees, including the College Retention Committee at the University of Miami. Her work has earned her several awards, and the University of Miami named her Administrator of the Year. In addition to her college administration work, Thomas has also served as an adjunct faculty member and instructor at the Citadel, Florida International University and the University of Georgia. Marjorie participates in continuing education and training programs conducted by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Most recently, Marjorie completed training from DCJS on Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigations and Adjudication in April 2018.
In addition to spending time with my beautiful eight year old daughter, Sydni Gabrielle, I am an avid traveler and enjoy working with civic and non-profit organizations.
The Drive Behind My Work:
"My passion for working with students stems from my wonderful experiences as an undergraduate student. My faculty and staff saw potential in me that I could have never actualized without their guidance and support. That time in my life set a tone for my career in Student Affairs and has served as an opportunity to "pass it forward" as students attempt to navigate through college life."