Kevin Thomas
Resident Director, University of Kentucky

Kevin Thomas is originally from the city of Chicago, Illinois where his parents still reside. Kevin is enthusiastically employed at the University of Kentucky in the Office of Residence Life as a Resident Director at the Wildcat Coal Lodge, residence hall of the Kentucky Wildcats Men's Basketball team. While he is a recent transplant to Lexington, Kevin has already been honored for his work as the Co-Rookie of the Year after his first year at UK. Most recently, he was the Co-Registration Chair for Kentucky Association of Housing Officers (KAHO) for the 2019 conference.

Kevin moved to Lexington in September 2018 after finishing his graduate education in May 2018 at Illinois State University majoring in College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA). While at Illinois State University, he was the co-overall chair for the Student Affairs 101 (SA 101) conference and served as the community liaison chair for the Black Graduate Student Association organization. Prior to that, in 2015, Kevin graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in African-American Studies, and he was honored with the distinction of being named the department scholar. While Kevin was WIU, he served as the co-president for Sacred Circle mentoring group and treasurer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) student organization. Due to his dedication to service, Kevin joined Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, and is a life member.

Outside of work, Kevin is the 2019-2021 Treasurer for the Lexington Urban League Young Professionals. In his spare time, Kevin volunteers with mentoring group Alpha League at Jessie Clark Middle School, and he also volunteers his time at William Wells Brown helping students improve their literary rates through the program "Reading, Writing, and Rewards". Most recently, Kevin became a proud new a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter, where he plans to extend his legacy of service and scholarship.

Kevin is the eldest brother to three younger sisters who make him extremely proud. In his free time, Kevin enjoys going to sporting events, reading, and binging comedy shows on different streaming services with his girlfriend.