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Suzanne Thomas PhD

Associate Provost of Educational Planning and Effectiveness

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  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Strategic Planning in Higher Education
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Suzanne Thomas, PhD is MUSC’s Associate Provost for Educational Planning & Effectiveness.  She directs the university’s continuous quality improvement strategies and champions stewardship and accountability in the academic enterprise.  The Director of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Executive Director of the Office of Enrollment Management (including University Admissions, University Financial Aid, and the Registrar) report to her. By centralizing institutional effectiveness and institutional research and reporting, the university can make data-informed decisions, develop targeted improvement plans, demonstrate accountability, and determine how to allocate resources to MUSC's best advantage. She is the liaison to the university’s accrediting body (SACSCOC) and represents the educational enterprise to the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. 


Dr. Thomas received her bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and her doctorate in Experimental Psychology/Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of South Carolina. She is a graduate of the Harvard Leadership Development Institute.