Hillsborough Community College Welcomes Dr. Edward Lee Thomas as New Academic Affairs Dean

August 1, 2017



Hillsborough Community College (HCC) announces the hiring of Dr. Edward Lee Thomas as the new dean of academic affairs at the SouthShore Campus.  As dean of academic affairs, he will supervise all professors, manage a budget of nearly $3 million and oversee campus academic facilities.  Dr. Thomas begins his new role at HCC on August 1.   

“The SouthShore Campus has enjoyed an unparalleled decade of growth and success,” stated Dr. Allen Witt, campus president of the SouthShore Campus.” Dr. Thomas brings a wealth of administrative and teaching experience to continue expanding upon that success.”

Prior to accepting this position, Dr. Thomas served as the dean of social sciences and physical education at Valencia College, East Campus.  In that role, he served as the academic leader for the Division of Social Sciences and Physical Education, supervised faculty and staff and taught courses in education and psychology. 

Dr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Auburn University, and both a Master of Education in counseling education/student development and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University.

Hillsborough Community College serves over 45,000 students annually at its five campuses located throughout Tampa Bay. The college is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit hccfl.edu.



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