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 Thomas Newsom 

POSITION: Became the 3rd president of Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, New Mexico in July of 2013.

PREVIOUS: Has been a leader at several colleges and universities in the Southwest.

AFFILIATIONS: Serves on boards: AACC Commission on Leadership and Professional Development, Complete College America Convening of The States, New Mexico Independent Community Colleges, Tucumcari Rotary Club, Tucumcari Tourism Working Group, Keep Tucumcari Beautiful.

EDUCATION: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, The University of North Texas; M.S., Higher Education, Texas A&M Commerce; B.A., Business, Austin College.

OTHER: Recent Presentations:  Rural Community College Alliance, Working with A Government Agency to Launch a Capital Project.

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