John Thomas has been named the university’s associate vice president for Athletic Fundraising. Thomas is charged with cultivating new sources of financial support for Panther programs as the university’s $100 million Create the Future campaign is in full swing. Thomas served as director of Athletic Partnerships from 2008-2010, and then served as director of Football Operations from 2010-2012, helping to successfully launch Florida Tech’s first football program.
Ali Faisal, assistant vice president, has been promoted to associate vice president, effective in August. He provides strategic planning, management, and direction to support and promote university fundraising. A university employee since October 2009, Faisal continues to successfully balance his development team responsibilities with a growing family, while he is also completing his doctorate at Florida Tech.