Joe Thomas
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs

Dr. Joe Thomas serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs with a focus on Student Transitions and Academic Partnerships. The units in this portfolio are focused on enabling students to successfully move through all the transitions that occur during their career at CU. Rather it be as a first-time student, a transfer from another institution, returning to higher education after a long break, or simply moving from our on-campus halls to an off-campus apartment. To make this happen, we are focused on building bridges with our partners in the classroom to make the student experience seamless.

Joe comes to CU from Indianapolis, IN and has worked in higher education for over 12 years in various capacities. Most recently, Joe served as Senior Executive Aide to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in the division. Prior to that, Joe has served  as a faculty member developing and delivering curriculum to healthcare students, as well as an Assistant Dean of Students overseeing all student engagement areas, assessment and Title IX compliance. He also served as Director of New Student Programs and University Testing for five years prior to those roles. 

Joe earned his bachelor's degree in Geography (Meteorology/Climatology) and masters degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education at Ball State University and a doctorate in Teaching and Learning at Indiana State University.

Contact Joe: 
Center for Community S430
10 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
303-492-9048
Joseph.Thomas-1@colorado.edu