THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS K. THOMAS AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Thomas K. Thomas to serve as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
Dr. Thomas K. Thomas, of Peoria, Illinois, is the President of Illinois Central College, a position he has held since 1989. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. From 1987 to 1989, he was President of Red Rocks Community College in Colorado. From 1971 to 1987, he was Dean and then Provost at the College of DuPage in Illinois. He is Past-President of the National Council of Community Services and Continuing Education and has served on the Board of Directors of American Association of Community Colleges. Dr. Thomas received a B.A. degree from Indiana State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in education from Northern Illinois University.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation was created to encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of humankind. The Board of Trustees awards fellowships to outstanding individuals, known as Columbus Scholars, to encourage such new discoveries.