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Profile for Tommy E. Thomas III

Tommy E.  Thomas III

Tommy E. Thomas III
MU Extension in Jackson County - Kansas City
1600 ne coronado dr
Blue Springs, MO 64106
Phone: 816-252-5051
Fax: 816-874-4826
Email: thomasto@missouri.edu

Counties served: Jackson

Areas of work

Relationship Building, Diversity & Inclusion, Youth Development, Infrastructure Development

Professional background

I am an experienced professional with over 15 years of hands-on career experience utilizing a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Applying concepts and turning them into reality is my specialty. 

I have acquired many transferable skills from organizations in public and private sectors. I have been directly involved with creating and implementing programs focusing on the needs of traditionally underrepresented students, civil rights, diversity & inclusion, crime prevention, community building, economic development, student recruitment, academic retention, and first generation & low-income students for public and private institutions of higher learning. Anything from multicultural training to workforce diversity, I specialize in and do it well. 

I am also experienced in Implementing Diversity & Inclusion strategies, academic advising, mentoring programs, student and employee retention, recruiting, collaboration, and I am familiar with social media platforms, Identifying tactics to develop and maintain effective solutions among a vastly evolving and diverse landscape. I am a skilled communicator with a tactful desire to complete tasks as efficiently as possible while maintaining high levels of technical expertise and skills