Thomas Appointed Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Dr. Susan Thomas

Dr. Susan Thomas

Dr. Susan L. Thomas became Truman’s executive vice president for academic affairs and provost, effective July 21, 2014.

Following a national search, Thomas was selected for the position. She previously served as associate provost for academic planning and program development at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Thomas’ educational background includes a Ph.D. and two master’s degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She earned her Ph.D. in social psychology in 1988, after obtaining her M.B.A. in administrative management and a Master of Arts in social psychology in 1987 and 1986 respectively. Thomas graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.

Thomas has worked at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville since 1991. In addition to her most recent position there, she has also served as the assistant provost for planning, and she is a tenured member of the psychology faculty. Prior to her arrival in Edwardsville, Thomas was an assistant professor of psychology at Central College in Iowa and conducted post-doctoral research through Brown University-Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital in Rhode Island.

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