Thomas J. McDonald, JD, MEd
Thomas McDonald currently serves as the Vice President for Administration/Chief Accountability Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator at LIM College in New York City, following his original role at LIM College as Special Assistant to the Provost. Prior to working at LIM College, Mr. McDonald served as the Assistant Vice President for Student & Campus Life at The New School, the Director of Student Disability Services at Bo rough of Manhattan Community College, and an adjunct faculty member for the City University of New York.
Mr. McDonald has over 25 years of experience in higher education administration. In his current role at LIM College, he provides senior leadership and oversight for key areas including Academic Advising, Counseling & Accessibility Services, Student Life, International Student Services, Study Abroad Programs, Student Development, Emergency Management, and the College Registrar. Mr. McDonald also serves as LIM College's institutional compliance officer assessing, managing, and overseeing compliance for federal, state, and local regulations.
Mr. McDonald has extensive experience in budgeting, management, strategic planning, and accreditation, as well as expertise in legal and statutory compliance; crisis management and prevention; alternative dispute resolution; policy development; and the practical application of city, state, and federal statutes affecting colleges and universities. Mr. McDonald also has experience conducting investigations, holding due process hearings, and mediating various academic-related matters including sexual harassment, discrimination, and violations of policy. Mr. McDonald currently serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Chair of the Compliance Committee at LIM College.
Mr. McDonald teaches Crisis Management and Prevention in Higher Education; Legal Issues in Higher Education; and Higher Education Administration. He holds a BA in English and Psychology from SUNY New Paltz; an MEd in higher education administration from the University of Texas at Austin; and a JD from New York Law School. Mr. McDonald is an experienced mediator and attorney, as well as a member of various committees and professional organizations including the New York State Bar and the American Arbitration Association. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. McDonald lives in Bronxville, N.Y. with his spouse.