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Rebecca "Becky" Thomas


Chief of Staff



Office Location:

Bristol Campus: King Building 22

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"He could see plainly that she was not herself. That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself....” - Kate Chopin, The Awakening

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.” - Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)


I currently serve as the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President.  My first day of work at King was June 29, 1999, and I have served in the areas of public relations, alumni relations, fundraising, institutional effectiveness, and accreditation. 

I also teach management classes in King’s Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in both online and face-to-face formats.  I have also served as a course writer and lead instructor for BBA management courses.

I grew up in Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, and now enjoy being at home in my Hundred Acre Wood (like Winnie the Pooh) with my husband, two children, two dogs, four chickens, and two mules. I enjoy reading, lattes, archery, yoga, hiking, camping, making order out of chaos, and the TV shows “Homeland” and "Madame Secretary."  I do not enjoy cooking, laundry, or bad grammar.  And if I could be anywhere in the world, it would be the Outer Banks in North Carolina.


PhD, Organization and Management - Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Dissertation: “Exploring Women’s Perceptions of Work-Family Enrichment Experiences

Influencing Higher Education Leadership Culture: An Exploratory Qualitative Inquiry”

MBA - East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

BS, Sociology - Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

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