Karen Thomas

Position title: Director, Office of Online Student Success

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Working with students has always been my favorite part of the various roles I’ve held at UW-Madison. As a first-generation graduate, transfer student, and online student, I find joy in connecting with others from similar backgrounds who are seeking to obtain a degree and fulfill their dreams.

As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” I firmly believe this and look forward to meeting with and supporting students to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals.