Renard Thomas, College of the Canyons’ Director of Re-entry and Veteran’s Center, will be deployed to active duty in Afghanistan. He will be away from COC for about 16 months.
Thomas is currently a First Lieutenant in the California National Guard. He has 15 years experience in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard.
Linda Clark will serve as interim Director of Re-entry and Veteran’s Center while Thomas is away.
In an email to the campus, Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook said, “We will miss him dearly, but know he is doing something he loves, and we appreciate his service to the United States of America and for helping to keep this country safe.”