June 2018 Spotlight – Thomas Morris, Associate Director of Advising


The Administrative & Professional Collaborative (APC) is the representative voice for the Administrative & Professional employees of FSCJ. In an effort to build cohesiveness, awareness and collegiality, each month we put a “spotlight” on one of our members.

June’s Administrative and Professional Collaborative (APC) Spotlight shines on Thomas Morris. As Associate Director of Advising for Assessment and Staff Development, Thomas provides substantial support for Collegewide advising outcomes assessment and strategic planning, including implementation and enhancement of the assessment of academic advising units. He is also responsible for employee training and the development of supporting tools for all advising staff.

Thomas holds a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He has spent 10 years in higher education having served in roles at the College of Central Florida and the University of Central Florida in both student affairs and academic affairs.

He has been part of the FSCJ family for 2.5 years and has worked within Admissions/Records as well as Academic Advising. Thomas has led departmental efforts in the implementation and launch of technology solutions such as TranscriptsPlus-FSCJ’s fully automated online transcript ordering service and QLess-Academic Advising’s queue management and appointment scheduling system. Currently, he serves on several committees that provide strategic direction related to the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), internal and external communication, and the call center and student experience.

Thomas is passionate about coaching, mentoring and team building. He recognizes the importance of developing employees to make them realize their true potential – to support their growth and success, which he considers key in creating a culture of excellence.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. In addition, Thomas continues to take classes due to his commitment to never stop learning.