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Bryan Thomas, Jr.

Bryan Thomas, Jr.

Bryan Thomas, Jr.

Associate Director, EDGE Doctoral Fellowship Program


Bryan joined the VPGE office in June 2019 as the Associate Director of the EDGE Doctoral Fellowship program. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Colorado State University. He earned his Master’s in Education from Florida International University and his undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Before coming to VPGE, Bryan served as the Assistant Director of Graduate Education, specializing in diversity and retention for Stanford Biosciences in the School of Medicine. Prior to Stanford, Bryan began his career at Drake University where he served as the Academic Success and Retention Specialist and Crew Scholars Staff Director.

He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family. Bryan’s mission is to create equitable and inclusive environments so that students can have a sense of belonging in and outside of the classroom.

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