Joseph B. Thomas Jr.
Joseph B. Thomas, Jr. ’87, is a 30-year veteran who has coached and counseled students
to develop and enhance their skills in order to grow personally and professionally.
As the Director of the Career Center, Mr. Thomas is responsible for all phases of
the Center, events, job fairs, and the development of relationships with internal
and external stakeholders. Mr Thomas also supervises the placement of cooperative
education and internship assignments, conduct presentations, develop Career Center
programs and activities. Additional duties and responsibilities include the teaching/instructing
following classes; Guid-210-01, Professional Development, Guid-201-02, Co-Op Education,
Prior to joining SCSU, Thomas worked as a Manager and Assistant Manager with companies
such as K-Mart, and Rite Aid Pharmacy. During this time, Thomas increased sales by
15% resulting in over 2 million dollars in revenue. Mr. Thomas has received multiple
awards for his service during this time.
Mr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts Education from South Carolina
State University. In April of 2013, he completed and received a certificate of achievement
from Leadership South Carolina through the Clemson Institute for Economic and Community
Development. He is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers,
Southern Association of Colleges and Employers, South Eastern Association for Employment
in Education (SAEE), Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,