Thomas Hall, named in honor of Ronald R. and Mary D. Thomas, is a LEED-certified academic-residential building formerly known as Commencement Hall, an innovative living/learning space that is a signature project of President Thomas’s tenure. The naming of Thomas Hall recognizes the exceptional leadership and landmark transformations President Ronald R. Thomas and Dr. Mary Thomas made at the college during their 13 years of service. Ron Thomas became the 13th president of Puget Sound on July 16, 2003. He worked tirelessly to enhance the student experience, build an inspiring environment for learning, forge lifelong relationships with students and alumni, and strengthen the university’s financial position.
Thomas Hall was inspired by the campus’s comprehensive Tapestry of Learning master plan, in which Thomas calls the campus, “our most valuable and distinctive asset. It is our link to the past and our key to the future. Our responsibility is to invest in it wisely and care for it responsibly.”