Director's Message


I am Oliver M. Thomas, Director of External Affairs for North Carolina A&T State University, having joined the Office of the Chancellor in April 2021. Central to the work of the Office of External Affairs is building and maintaining productive relationships.

omthomas.jpgAs the Director of External Affairs, I serve as the point of contact, promoting the university’s priorities with local, state and federal elected officials, state agencies, higher education stakeholders, alumni and others who play a role in advancing and supporting policy and legislation that align with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. North Carolina A&T is a true leader in higher education striving to fulfill the goals in our strategic plan, “Preeminence 2030: North Carolina A&T Blueprint." 

Our strategic planning has proven transformative for the university, the City of Greensboro, the State of North Carolina, and the nation, in part because of our valuable relationship with you, our stakeholders. Your efforts to advance our legislative and budgetary priorities have been tremendous.

Thank you for your support of the Office of External Affairs. I am excited about potentially partnering with you to fulfill the 1890 land-grant doctoral research mission of North Carolina A&T.


Dr. Oliver M. Thomas, Ph.D., M.Div. '06
Director of External Affairs, Office of the Chancellor
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University