With a passion for assisting youth and a proactive mindset, Thomas brings a strong leadership presence to KANSEL. His “So What? Now What?” approach with students and staff brings a culture of caring, consideration, collaboration and creation. Going out of his way to hear student’s problems, engaging issues and working as a team to address individual needs.
Working multiple jobs since he was 15, Thomas’s professional experiences include positions in Non-profit Leadership, Workforce Development, Sales, Retail and Food Management and lots of “blue collar” manual labor.
Coming from a big family with a single income, Thomas shares his own experiences with students about “rolling up your sleeves” and “getting dirty.” After all, it is not about where you start, it’s about “where are you wanting to go?”
Beyond KANSEL, Thomas and his wife Karen have 5 children, and spend their time coaching youth sports, mentoring local high school youth and volunteering for local community causes.
Thomas also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Friends Universities’ MBA program, specializing in marketing, change management and strategic design.
Masters of Science in Organizational Development, Friends University
Bachelors in Business Administration: Human Resource Management, Friends University
Associate of Applied Arts; Entrepreneurship, Cowley County Community College