Joel Thomas

Advancement Program Coordinator

Office Location:Martin J. Neeb Center

  • Professional
  • Biography


  • B.B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 2018

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Digital Communication
  • Event Coordination
  • Donor Engagement
  • Social Media Management
  • Data Entry


As the Advancement Program Coordinator, Joel provides support to the Gift Planning, Sponsored Programs, Donor Relations, and Annual Giving teams within University Relations. He manages the office front desk, supports cross-division projects and events, and interacts with various internal and external constituencies.


Raised in Tacoma, WA, Joel graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Joel seeks to utilize his educational and professional experiences to help promote and spread PLU’s mission. In his free time, he loves acting, swing and blues dancing, creative writing, hiking, and gaming.