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E. Nathan Thomas III

Vice Provost for Diversity and Equity
Primary office:
785-864-4904


Dr. E. Nathan Thomas III is the Vice Provost for Diversity and Equity at the University of Kansas and has more than 20 years of experience in working with leaders in secondary and higher education, health and human services and is especially skilled at developing and implementing diversity, mentoring and leadership initiatives. He earned his doctoral degree in Ecological-Community Psychology from Michigan State University and his Master's and Undergraduate degrees in Clinical/Community Psychology from Norfolk State University.  As a consultant with Invictus Human Capital Management (HCM), his work has resulted in saving an organization approximately $1.4 million, improving managers’ skills to increase their department’s culture, and developing student leadership skills to promote campus engagement, service, college completion and professionalism. Dr. Thomas is known for his Thomas Principles mentoring model to increase college student retention and graduation rates, and co-founder of the Invictus HCM C²S² model (Cultural, Compliance, Strategy, and Structure) to improve organizational success.