Ms. Thomas has been with the journalism department since 2002. She handles the department’s finances, e.g. payroll, travel, scholarships, special funding for student/faculty organizations, workshops and grants. She also does course scheduling and performs a variety of tasks associated with the running of the journalism department. Ms. Thomas is an Arkansas native. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her kids, and taking long walks. Ms. Thomas has two children: Shanna and Aaron.