Rebecca Thomas joined Stetson University’s Office of Development and Alumni Engagement team spring of 2016 as the assistant director of sustainable giving. In her role, Rebecca worked to develop relationships between students and alumni and served as a resource for the student body regarding alumni, campus, and philanthropic activities. She also worked to achieve an increased sense of school spirit among students by developing programs designed to engage students in the life of the university. These initiatives include “Humble Hatter Week”, “Senior Week”, “Thank-A-Donor Day”, career networking, and others. Additionally she was responsible for the development, recruitment, training, retention, and goal setting of the student organization within the Office, Green, White & YOU – the Student Alumni Association.
In February 2019, Rebecca transitioned to her current role director of outreach & transitions, where she shares his passion for Stetson with alumni from across the state and the country. Working primarily with students and young alumni, developing and implementing a comprehensive program designed to set the university’s most recent graduates firmly on a path of life-long engagement with the university and each other.
Rebecca received her bachelor’s degree in education in 2010 and received her master’s degree in sport and exercise science in 2012 from the University of Central Florida. She currently holds a certification in nonprofit management from Rollins College Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership and a certification in hospitality and event management from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.