Thom Shepard

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Dean of Student Affairs

Contact Information:
(650) 433-3814


Thom Shepard brings over 20 years of experience to his role as Palo Alto University’s Dean of Student Affairs. He is responsible for all non-academic needs of the university’s students, including student activities, international students, special accommodations and financial aid. He also serves as the Title IX coordinator for the campus.

Prior to joining PAU, Thom was Dean of Students at Foothill College. His experience has also included responsibility for student housing and residential life, student leadership development and student conduct management.

Thom received an M.S. in Education in Higher Education at Abilene Christian University.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Cazenovia College. Thom hails from upstate New York and spent time in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to the Bay Area. When not working, he may be found on a tennis or volleyball court or rooting for the San Francisco Giants and the Carolina Panthers.