Senior Director of Development
Room: BSN 201
Phone: (813) 974-1164
Kemel Thompson is the senior director of development for the USF Muma College of Business. Thompson works with the dean to plan, direct and implement fundraising goals and major gift programs. He also is responsible for maintaining key relationship with alumni and friends of the college. He provide leadership, mentoring and strategic direction to a team of Muma College of Business fundraising professionals. Thompson previously served in USF Athletics and the USF Alumni Association where his focus was raising major gifts in support of the university. He has more than 13 years of progressively increasing fundraising experience.
Prior to joining USF, Thompson was a former collegiate and professional athlete, participating in track and field when he was a student at USF and later as a professional athlete. He competed at the highest level, appearing in two Olympics, four world championships and three commonwealth games for Jamaica in the 400-meter hurdles.
Thompson earned a master’s degree in business management from Loughborough University in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree in economics from USF in 1996.