David Thomas

David Thomas


Morehouse College

Dr. David A. Thomas took office as the 12th President of Morehouse College on Jan. 1, 2018, ushering in a new era of progressive leadership for the nation’s largest and most prestigious liberal arts institution for men.

With more than 30 years of experience in the business of higher education, David Thomas is a visionary leader who is nationally respected as an expert in organizational change. He is the former Dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and has served as a business school professor at Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.
Under Thomas’ leadership at Morehouse, the college has increased enrollment and philanthropic giving.

Morehouse made history in higher education in May 2019 when a chief executive officer that he invited to serve as Commencement speaker surprised the graduating class by offering to pay off their student loans.

Thomas holds a doctorate in Organizational Behavior Studies and a Master of Philosophy degree in Organizational Behavior, both from Yale University. He also has a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Administrative Sciences degree from Yale College. He is the co-author of three books.