STARKVILLE, Miss.--Perry King "P.K." Thomas is the new director of development for Mississippi State's College of Architecture, Art and Design.
Thomas officially assumed the position Tuesday [July 15]. He succeeds Nathan Moore, who recently became director of corporate and foundation relations for the MSU Foundation.
"In his new role, P.K's. knowledge and previous fundraising experience with Mississippi State will prove invaluable as he provides philanthropy leadership within this major academic unit," said Jack McCarty, the foundation's executive director of development.
A Tupelo native and Mississippi State alumnus, Thomas joined the university's fundraising staff in 2010 as assistant director of development for the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering. Prior to that, he was a district executive for Yocona Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and served two years as an MSU admissions counselor.
His two MSU degrees include a 2003 bachelor's in communication and a 2008 master's in physical education and sport administration.
The College of Architecture, Art and Design includes the School of Architecture and its Carl Small Town Center, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and Design Research Informatics Lab, along with the department of art and the interior design academic program.
The architecture program is the only accredited program in the state leading to architecture licensure. The college's building construction science degree program is one of just two studio-based programs of its kind in the nation.
For more information on MSU's fundraising activities, visit www.msufoundation.com. For more on the college, see www.caad.msstate.edu/caad/home
Complete details on MSU are available at www.msstate.edu.