Adrian Thomas

Adrian T. Thomas


Adrian T. Thomas, Fletcher’s Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, oversees the vision, priorities, and direction of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives at all levels of The Fletcher School.

Drawing on nearly two decades of experience, Thomas also leads the strategic planning for community-wide programming to identify and address issues, concerns, and gaps related to the Fletcher DEI experience.

She joined Fletcher in 2020 from Purdue University, where she held several positions with responsibilities ranging from leading design and implementation of faculty and student diversity recruitment and retention efforts to providing strategic counsel regarding DEI issues to administrators, faculty, and staff.

Prior to Purdue, Thomas worked for Indiana University Kokomo, where she designed, implemented, and managed university diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. She also held several instructional and research-based roles in the university setting.

Thomas received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Cleveland State University; a Master of Arts in Psychology from Southern Louisiana University; and a Master of Science in Education, Educational Psychology from Purdue University.