WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
 
Thom Chesney

Title
President
Company
Brookhaven College
Bio
Thom Chesney has led Brookhaven College as President since 2011, helping to provide quality educational programs, learning opportunities, and lifetime experiences to its students. His extensive experience in leadership at higher education institutions includes positions as associate provost for Student Success and Assessment for The University of Texas (UT) at Dallas; district vice president of academic affairs and provost of Collin College; and additional administrative and faculty roles at UT Dallas, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Texas Wesleyan University, and Whitman College. Chesney is a committed community leader and volunteer. He serves locally on the boards of the North Texas Community College Consortium and Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce, and nationally on the American Association of Community College’s (AACC) Commission on Economic and Workforce Development and on the American Council on Education (ACE) Spectrum Aspiring Leaders Program. He was named the 2014 Citizen of the Year by the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce. Chesney earned a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature from Florida State University, a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.