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Thomas Stewart | Vice Chancellor for Social Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, National University System

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Stewart is currently Vice Chancellor for Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at National University System. He is an experienced executive leader, with over 30 years of K-12 and post-secondary experience in education and criminal justice reform, innovation, and transformation. He has done extensive work in providing development opportunities for underserved and underrepresented individuals and communities.

Prior to his current position, Dr. Stewart served as President of Johh F. Kennedy University and Patten University. He co-founded or lead over 20 schools, universities, or non-profit organizations, including one of the first competency-based non-Title IV participating, regionally accredited universities in the country. He has authored numerous publications on school reform, parent involvement, criminal justice reform, and leading change with grace.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Stewart earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Government from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of the District of Columbia.

Additional affiliations and achievements include:

• Veteran, United States Army.

• Pahara Education Fellow, Aspen Institute.

• Commissioner, WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

• Harvard University Society of Fellows.

• Board of Trustees Member, Ms. Wheelchair California.

• Lifetime Member, Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO).

• Member, Greater Leadership, Washington D.C. (Virginia and Maryland).

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