Thomas Harris


Title: Assistant Director
Office: 1101 Centennial Hall
Phone: (608) 785-8225
Fax: (608) 785-8837

Thomas conducts leadership and staff development & training; pre-advising and academic development counseling; retention support programs; and is the Asian Student Organization Advisor. Using a leadership development focus, Thomas counsels, advises, and provides academic, personal, social, and cultural support to students of color including green card United States citizens and approximately 25 Academic Annual Award recipients.  Thomas also oversees and facilitates the President’s Roundtable for seven Multicultural Student Organizations. 


Founder, 7 Rivers Region Diversity Collaboration Initiative, 2006
Founder, UW-L Commitment to Diversity Award, 2004
Co-founder, La Crosse Chapter of the NAACP, 2005
The “Thomas Harris Student Involvement Award Scholarship” was established by UW-L students to annually recognize outstanding student dedication and commitment to residence halls and Residence Life excellence, 2001
The “Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association (WURHA) Advisor of the Year” was renamed by Wisconsin student leaders the “Thomas Harris Advisor of the Year Award,” 2000
Coulee Region Hero – People Who Make a Difference, 2000
WURHA Large School Advisor of the Year Awards, 1995 & 1999

Thomas holds a Master' Science in Education: College Student Personnel - UW-La Crosse, 5/2001 Bachelor of Science: Political Science/Public Administration & Policy Analysis, UW-Stevens Point, 5/1988.