Ron Thomas


Ron Thomas served for 17 years as president of two-year colleges. He joined the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship in 2003, serving as a board member and chairman for two years. During his tenure as chairman Thomas was instrumental in the launch of the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge (PFEP) in 2011. His passion for entrepreneurship includes writing articles, presenting at national conferences, and working to create entrepreneurship programs and opportunities. He has a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, and an undergraduate degree from Truman State University.

Author's Books

Innovative Ideas for Community Colleges Series Series

Community Colleges as Incubators of Innovation

Unleashing Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Communities and Students

Edited by Rebecca A. Corbin and Ron Thomas
Foreword by Andy Stoll
Afterword by J. Noah Brown

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