FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2006
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS THOMAS TO STATE BOARD FOR COMMUNITY AND JUNIOR COLLEGES
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour announced the appointment of Henry Thomas, of Moselle, to the Mississippi State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, which serves as a coordinating board to authorize disbursements of state appropriated funds to the 15 community and junior colleges throughout the state.
“Henry is committed to improving the quality of higher education in Mississippi,” Governor Barbour said. “His years of educational experience combined with his proven work ethic make him well-qualified to serve in this capacity. I look forward to working with Henry as he undertakes this new position.”
Thomas retired from the South Mississippi Electric Power Association in 2004. His previous work experience included serving as an assistant principal at Harrison Central High School and teacher at Poplarville High School. Thomas is past president of Westminster Academy, Orange Grove Civitan Club, and the Gulf Coast Athletic Association. He was former director of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors and served as president of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi.
Thomas is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned both his bachelor and master of science degrees. He has three children, Holly, Philip, and Jason.