Whitney Thomas

Whitney Thomas

Success Coach

Whitney Thomas
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Phone: 313-993-1105
Whitney Thomas


Whitney S. Thomas serves as one of the success coaches for TRIO Student Support Services at University of Detroit Mercy. Since joining the team in May 2017, she has assisted students in creating and achieving their educational goals on an academic, professional, cultural and social level. As a first-generation college and graduate student, Thomas has life experience that helps her relate to the students she serves. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration, both from Central Michigan University.

Thomas enjoys the time spent getting to know her students and providing the necessary resources and support they need to achieve their goals and succeed in life after college. Thomas hopes to continue serving as a mentor and role model to her students, just as others have done for her when she, too, participated in a TRIO program in high school that prepared to for endless opportunities. In her free time, Thomas enjoys playing with her dog, listening to music, watching movies, hanging with family and friends and putting together puzzles.