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Office of Strategic Initiatives Leadership

Meet the Chief Strategist 

Dr. Jackie ThomasDr. Jackie C. Thomas Jr. currently serves as the Chief Strategist at Lone Star College-Tomball.  In this capacity, he is responsible for providing senior-level leadership to the Office of Strategic Initiatives.  Prior to serving as Chief Strategist, he spent a year and a half as Assistant Dean and three years as a full-time faculty member at LSC-Tomball.

Dr. Thomas has 15 years of experience working in higher education, where has worked in both Student Services and Instruction.  In his spare time, Jackie teaches in the Masters in Higher Education Program at the University of Houston.  He also serves as a Lead Facilitator for the LeaderShape Institute.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Consumer Science and Merchandising from the University of Houston, his Masters of Science in Higher Education from Florida State University, and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences from the University of Houston.    

Meet the Strategic Initiatives Leadership Team  

  • Jennifer Richardson, Director, Communication and Media, College Relations
  • Kentrie LeDee, Director, Professional Development
  • Donielle Miller, Director, Marketing and Events, College Relations
  • Monte Darland, Manager, Multimedia Services
  • Dr. Jackie C. Thomas, Jr., Chief Strategist
  • Wendy Palmgren, Office Administrator
  • Magdalena Mendoza-Starck, Director, Diversity and Inclusion (Title V Grant)

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