Debbie Thomas was appointed provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was serving as associate provost and associate vice chancellor at NCCU.
Prior to coming to NCCU last year, Dr. Thomas was the executive director of the Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest. Previously, she has served as an administrator and/or faculty member at Fisk University, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, and the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Thomas holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She earned a doctorate in curriculum and instruction at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.