New College of Florida has appointed Marjorie Thomas as its new vice-president for student affairs, effective August 15, 2021. Thomas will oversee housing and residential life, student activities and campus engagement, the counseling and wellness center, the student success program, student disability services and student conduct services for New College’s student population.

Thomas, who has been Dean of Students at the College of William & Mary since 2013, previously served as associate vice-president for student affairs at the College of Charleston for six years. She also worked at the University of Miami as the assistant director and coordinator of minority recruitment. Two years later, she became the associate director of multicultural student affairs before finally becoming the university ombudsman and assistant to the vice-president for student affairs. She holds a J.D. from Florida A&M College of Law, an M.Ed. from the University of Georgia, and a B.A. from Florida International University. She will replace Randy Harrell at New College, who has served in the role on an interim basis since 2019.

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