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About the Staff

About the Staff

Assistant Vice President for University Services - Dr. Chris Thomas

Dr. Chris Thomas
Holbrook Student Union, #108
Dr. Chris Thomas is the Assistant Vice President for University Services. He directs services in housing, residence life, and dining services. He also administers student rights and responsibilities and manages the student health insurance program. Dr. Thomas joined the McNeese community as coordinator of student activities in 2006 and has also served as an assistant and associate dean of students during his tenure at McNeese. A graduate of Westminster College, Thomas received his master's degree in counseling and guidance from Texas State University and the doctorate in higher education from the University of North Texas. Dr. Thomas has professional interests in program review and institutional assessment, student advocacy, and student psychological and moral development.  Dr. Thomas previously worked in student affairs roles at the University of North Texas and Texas State University-San Marcos.

Mr. Kedrick Nicholas - Director of Campus Life, Engagement & Student Retention

Kedrick Nicholas
Holbrook Student Union Annex, #206
Twitter: @kednicholas
Mr. Kedrick Nicholas directs daily operations of the Holbrook Student Union complex, student engagement, as well as activities in Greek life, multicultural, leadership, student union board and related programs. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ked attended McNeese on a football scholarship, was actively involved in fraternity life, and served as president of the Student Union Board during his undergraduate years. In addition to completing a baccalaureate degree, Kedrick also completed the master's program in instructional technology at McNeese in 2007 and has served as an adjunct instructor in the Burton College of Education. Ked's professional interests include technology advancements, organizational leadership, and student enagement.

Ms. Raime Thibodeaux - Director of Student Health & Development

Raime Thibodeaux
Kaufam Hall, Room 112
Ms. Raime Thibodeaux has directed daily operations of the McNeese Counseling Center and Student Health Services since 2012. She also oversees the Career and Student Development Center. Ms. Thibodeaux is a graduate of Louisiana State University where she obtained bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology and counseling, respectively.  She is a licensed professional counselor, supervisor (LPC-S) , and a national certified counselor (NCC). She currently has professional interests in working with the mental health and adjustment issues that are present in a college population. In addition to her previous experience as assistant director of the counseling center at Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux also has experience delivering mental health services in, employee assistance, outdoor-therapuetic, in-home, and private practice settings. 

Mr. Joshua Brown - Director of The Govenor's Program for Gifted Children
Gayle Hall, #205
Mr. Joshua Brown has been director of the Governor's Program for Gifted Children since 2009 when he was initially appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal. Mr. Brown oversees all aspects of the GPGC including curriculum development, student admissions, faculty selection and training, and operations of the seven-week residential program each summer. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Mississippi and a master of education degree from McNeese State University, has done doctoral work in political science at Louisiana State University, and has been employed by the GPGC in an administrative capacity since 1997. Mr. Brown brings a unique perspective to the program having previously participated as a student and a counselor.