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Ms. Doris Thomas
Ms. Doris Thomas
- Regent
Biography

Doris C. Thomas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication and a Master of Arts Degree in Corporate Communication from WKU.  Ms. Thomas is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Ms. Thomas served on WKU’s National Alumni Board of Directors and served as President in 1996-1997. She has also served on the WKU Marketing Advisory Board, the President’s Circle Advisory Committee, Student Life Advisory Committee, the Communication Advisory Board (1997-2003 and 2015-current), the Hilltopper Athletic Foundation Board of Directors, and chaired the Lady Topper’s Coach Search Committee in 1999.

Other activities include Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 1990-1997, serving as Chair in 1996; Bowling Green Technical College Board of Directors 2001-2009, serving as Chair from 2004-2009; Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents 2009-2015.

Ms. Thomas received the Athena Award (Businesswoman of the Year) in 1990, Woman of Achievement Award in 1999, Distinguished Woman of the Year in 2009, and WKU Communication Alumna of the year in 2001. She was inducted into the Warren County Public Schools Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2016. She recently received recognition as the “Hometown Hero” for her years of community service.

Ms. Thomas recently retired after 35+ years of service with Med Center Health in Bowling Green, KY. She was Vice-President of Development and Community Outreach for the six hospital healthcare system and related entities in Southcentral Kentucky.

Ms. Thomas and her husband, J. Roger Thomas, have 3 children. Kim Thomas, a banker in Bowling Green, KY, Kathryn Thomas, Barren County Attorney and Dr. Roger C. Thomas, owner of Thomas and England Veterinary Services in Smiths Grove, KY. They have 4 grandchildren. Both Ms. Thomas and her husband are life-long residents of Warren County. Her term on the Board ends June 2027.

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