Meet Thomas W. Campbell
For nine years, Thomas “Tom” Campbell has served on the West Virginia Board of Education. He said during his time on the State Board, he’s had the chance working with others to effect much positive change.
“(My favorite parts of serving on the board) are promoting relationship-building over heavy-handed regulation and promoting a culture of collaboration.”
Vice President Campbell comes from a family of many teachers with a strong personal and professional background in education. Growing up in West Virginia’s public school system, he has seen the inner workings of the education community long before serving on the board. He said he wished West Virginians realized the amount of time dedicated to serving the board outside of public meetings as well as the high-quality of members on the board.
Vice President Campbell is a 15-year veteran of the Read Aloud West Virginia Program at Ronceverte Elementary School in Greenbrier County. As a youngster, he earned the prestigious Golden Horseshoe award, given to eighth-grade students from across West Virginia for outstanding knowledge of West Virginia history and culture.
A resident of Lewisburg in Greenbrier County, Campbell is a certified public accountant. He said the Lewisburg community has a strong tradition in history, arts, culture, and education. Additionally, Campbell is a member of the Lewisburg Rotary, Lewisburg Elks Lodge, the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He served as the Chair of the Education Committee for the West Virginia House of Delegates. He represents West Virginia on the Southern Regional Education Board, where he has served as vice chairman of the Legislative Advisory Council.
Getting To Know Vice President Campbell