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New Executive Vice President at Thomas College
By Thomas College
Aug 26, 2015 - 6:52:14 AM

Bernard (Bernie) Ouellette
WATERVILLE, MAINE -- Thomas College is excited to announce the hiring of Bernard (Bernie) Ouellette as the new Executive Vice President at Thomas College. As Executive Vice President, Bernie will oversee the internal, non-academic operations of the College and will help refine and implement strategies to help move Thomas towards its vision for growth.

Bernie earned both a BS in Management Information Systems in 1992 and an MBA in 1999 from Thomas College. "Thomas has grown in innovative ways. I look forward to being a part of the team continuing this evolution toward future success," said Bernie.

He joins Thomas after a long career with Hannaford Supermarkets, where he most recently held the position of Director, Retail Strategy Implementation. Bernie has extensive experience in strategic development and planning, change management leadership, and collaborative leadership.

"Bernie is friendly and engaging with a highly distinguished track record of achievement in the operations of one of Maine's finest companies. I know that he will be a great addition to the Thomas College community," said President Laurie Lachance.

Bernie lives in Auburn with his wife and three children.

About Thomas College:

Thomas College, founded in 1894, is a private, liberal arts and business college in Waterville, Maine. Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. Thomas is focused on providing an accessible and affordable quality education to any student who is motivated to work hard and succeed. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment for all students - many of whom are first-generation college students - and encourages them to discover and fulfill their unique potential. Thomas offers its students Guaranteed Tuition and its graduates Guaranteed Job Placement within six months of graduation. For more information about Thomas College, please visit

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