Associate dean retires after 40 years of service

Wes Thomas, associate dean of student involvement, is retiring on June 30 after 40 years of service to UNG.

“Dean Thomas’ unwavering loyalty to UNG, his care and advocacy for students, calm disposition while managing complex challenges, enthusiasm for and belief in students, and his consistently high standard of professionalism will be the hallmarks of his lasting legacy at UNG,” said Dr. James F. Conneely, UNG vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.

Thomas has worked with orientation, Student Government Association and Nighthawks Entertainment during his time at UNG. A common thread in each of those roles has been his support for students.

“Good or bad, I feel like we’re here to educate students, and you can’t learn without sometimes making mistakes,” Thomas said. “And you can’t make mistakes if people don’t give you enough room to try things.”