The MU School of Health Professions Announces New Position of Diversity Initiatives Coordinator

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Tommy Thomas III Accepts New Position as Diversity Initiatives Coordinator Starting Oct. 14, Tommy Thomas III will join the SHP community working with programs to develop strategies for a more holistic recruitment and admissions process with the goal of increasing diverse student populations, as well as identifying resources and approaches for retention of students.  “The Diversity Initiatives Coordinator role is an exceptional opportunity to do great things in SHP, and I am eager to do what I can to serve as many students as possible,” said Thomas.  Before acquiring this position at SHP, Thomas served as 4-H Youth Field Specialist in Jackson County for the University of Missouri Extension. Thomas has also served as a Project Specialist working with the Student Support Services TRIO program at Avila University. In both of his previous roles, Thomas created programs with a focus on executing effective academic retention strategies for low income, first-generation...

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