Gregory Thomas | President, City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy-King
Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Gregory Thomas is currently the president at City Colleges of Chicago – Kennedy-King. Previously, he served as Vice President of Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. In that role, he led the development of planning processes that resulted in two college strategic plans; created the Office of Planning, Effectiveness & Accreditation; played a key role in developing a college-wide Continuous Quality Improvement Model; led the development of the college’s First Year Experience program; and created a Male Success Initiative to enhance access, persistence, retention, and graduation of male students of color.
Prior to that, Dr. Thomas was Associate Provost of Des Moines Area Community College; Vice President of Student Affairs at Weatherford College (TX); Dean of Student Affairs at Hillsborough Community College (FL); Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Deputy Vice President of Student Affairs at CUNY’s Medgar Evers College (NY); and Assistant Academic Dean at Trinity University (DC).
Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Gregory Thomas has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Community College Leadership from Iowa State University; an M.A. in Teaching from Trinity University (DC); a BA in Communications from Howard University (DC); and an associate degree from Kingsborough Community College (NYC).
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