Thomas Major Jr., J.D.

Thomas Major Jr. serves as Lumina's legal lead on strategic and programmatic matters, private foundation tax issues, and matters involving employee benefits, employment, intellectual property, reputational risk and a broad array of general corporate matters.   

Before joining Lumina in April 2011 Thomas spent more than six years in corporate law practice at Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels); five years as an education and workforce program consultant for clients including The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Private Industry Council (IPIC); and more than three years as IPIC’s Associate Director for Youth and Young Adult Initiatives, where he supported and oversaw a number of federal and privately-funded education and workforce training initiatives that supported secondary and post-secondary education completion and employment for low-income and otherwise under-represented 18-29 year-olds.

Thomas earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and his Juris Doctorate from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Thomas co-authored the book Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success in 2016.