Ronald R. Thomas, college vice president at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., was elected president of the University of Puget Sound this past Thursday. He will assume his responsibilities as thirteenth president of the university on July 16.
William T. Weyerhaeuser, chair of the University of Puget Sounds Board of Trustees, announced the decision following the unanimous board vote.
Ron Thomas is an outstanding choice to lead Puget Sound at this time in the schools history, said Weyerhaeuser. The trustees enthusiastically approved his nomination. He clearly understands Puget Sounds commitment to its liberal arts mission, and he demonstrates the skills needed to furthering the universitys strength and reputation within American higher education.
Thomas, 54, succeeds Susan Resneck Pierce, who will retire after 11 years as president in July.