H. J. (Tom) Thompson
Now in his 15th year as President at Olds College, Dr. H. J. (Tom) Thompson has taken a leading role in post-secondary education for over thirty years. Dr. Thompson is recognized for serving on numerous initiatives to enhance education, leadership, governance, entrepreneurship, and community service. Public speaking engagements have extended Dr. Thompson’s influence and brought recognition to Olds College and Alberta’s post-secondary system. He represented Canada at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Conference on Re-engineering Technical Vocational Education in China and has contributed to exchanges of education and governance “best practices” around the world. Dr. Thompson obtained his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, with a policy governance research focus. Most recently, Dr. Thompson and Olds College were honored with the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Gold Award of Excellence in Governance.