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Rebecca J. Thomas
Chief of Staff

Office of the President

I currently serve as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President.  My first day of work at King was June 29, 1999, and I have served in the areas of public relations, alumni relations, fundraising, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation.

I also teach management classes in King’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in both online and face-to-face formats.  I have also served as a course writer and lead instructor for BBA management courses.

I grew up in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, and now enjoy being at home in my Hundred Acre Wood (like Winnie the Pooh) with my husband, two children, two dogs, four chickens, and two mules. I enjoy reading, lattes, archery, yoga, hiking, camping, making order out of chaos, and the TV shows “Homeland” and “Madame Secretary.”  I do not enjoy cooking, laundry, or bad grammar.  And if I could be anywhere in the world, it would be the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

  • PhD, Organization and Management – Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
    • Dissertation: “Exploring Women’s Perceptions of Work-Family Enrichment Experiences
    • Influencing Higher Education Leadership Culture: An Exploratory Qualitative Inquiry”
  • MBA – East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
  • BS, Sociology – Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
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