"I chose to work at the U because of the unparalleled commitment that our administration has for the student-athletes, supporters, and the great state of Minnesota. It is a pleasure to be a part of a team that is fully invested in developing our champions of tomorrow."

Michael ThomasDirector of Development


Michael was previously at New Mexico State where he served as Development Officer for Athletics. At New Mexico State, Michael led the Aggie Athletic Club to its highest ever year-over-year fundraising growth.The Aggie Athletic Club also set records for total memberships. Michael also worked in the ticket office at Florida Gulf Coast University from 2015-17.

Michael earned his degree from Missouri Valley College and also has a master's from Missouri Baptist University. Michael will focus on major gifts for the department supporting the Nothing Short of Greatness campaign and all 22 programs.

Connect with Michael Thomas

Email: thom7474@umn.edu

Phone: (612) 626-6028