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Corlisse Thomas

Corlisse Thomas

Corlisse Thomas joined the Board of the Greater Newark Conservancy in 2017 because of her interest in serving the residents of the City of Newark.  She is currently the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Rutgers University-Newark.  Dr. Thomas oversees a range of professionals and departments dedicated to student leadership and development, health and wellness, diversity and inclusion, and residential life.  Prior to coming to Rutgers, she served in senior leadership roles at other NY and NJ universities overseeing student life departments.  Corlisse is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the graduate program in Higher and Post-Secondary Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She received her M.A. and Ed.D. in Higher Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her B.A. in Child Study from Tufts University. Corlisse lives in South Orange, New Jersey with her husband and sons. 

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