Director of University Events
Torria Thomas brings over 20 years of events experience to Biola University. She served as Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Major Events, and the Interim Director of Athletic Events at California State University Fullerton for 15 years. While at CSUF her department oversaw and managed all university-sponsored events establishing standardized event procedures including vendor management, communication, marketing, timelines, volunteers, security and contingency options. She has vast experience managing multi-day events and large University-wide events some seeing attendance of over 12,000 and budgets exceeding $3.5 million per event. She is excited to bring her experience to Biola and work at a Christian University, where her faith can intersect her craft.