Dr. Kevin Thomas

The University of Central Arkansas has named Dr. Kevin Thomas as the associate vice president for Enrollment Management.

In this role, Thomas will establish the collective vision and direction of the offices within enrollment services, which includes Academic Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, the Registrar and Transfer Services. He will also work collaboratively with faculty, staff and other administrative leaders to develop and achieve the university’s strategic enrollment goals.

He will begin this position onJ uly 1 and will report to Dr. Patricia S. Poulter, provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs.

“We in Academic Affairs look forward to Dr. Thomas joining UCA,” said Poulter. “He brings considerable experience to the role, and I am confident Dr. Thomas will be a great asset to UCA and the community.”

Thomas currently serves as the director of Retention and Student Success at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Prior to that, he was the director of the Academic Advising and Retention Center at Western Kentucky University. He also served that institution as assistant director of Undergraduate Advising Practices for three years.

“I am incredibly excited to be a part of the UCA team and serve as the associate vice president for Enrollment Management,” said Thomas. “My interactions with the faculty, staff and students of the University of Central Arkansas have shown me what an exciting time this is for UCA. I can’t wait to be a part of that effort.”

Thomas earned a bachelor’s in organizational communication and public relations and a master’s in human services from Murray State University. He earned his Ed.D. in educational leadership (postsecondary) from Western Kentucky University.