Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Berea College
Five Words About Me:
Strategic; thoughtful; creative; intuitive; adaptable
One Surprising Skill:
I am a classically trained singer.
Teri Thompson serves as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Berea College where she oversees the College’s significant relationship with a private foundation, providing leadership related to the identification of and strategic planning for institutional priorities as well as the collaborative development of grant-funded programming to support Berea’s students throughout their matriculation. In addition, she oversees programs of the College that provide meaningful and effective outreach to the Appalachian region through private, state, and federal grant funding, including the AIR Institute, Brushy Fork Institute, Grow Appalachia, and Partners for Education. Born and raised in Colorado, Thompson received a Bachelor of Music Education degree (K-12) from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, and a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Kentucky. As her schedule permits, she teaches voice lessons to a small studio of Berea College students as an adjunct professor.