Board of Trustee Profiles

Board Member Profile of the Month
Picture and Goals:

Our newest Board Member is William “Dub” Thomas IV. Dub was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, graduated from Highland Park High School and then graduated from Sam Houston in 1982 with a BS degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science. He worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety from 1985 until 2012. He was assigned to the Texas Highway Patrol to Hillsboro, Texas, Waco, San Angelo. After being promoted to Lieutenant, he was transferred to El Paso where he supervised the largest sub-district in Texas, covering from El Paso to Monahans to Balmorrhea and all the way down to Big Bend.

Before retiring in2010 as the senior Highway Patrol Lieutenant in Texas, Lt. Thomas was in charge of approximately seventy troopers, seven sergeants, and six canine handlers.  Dub worked extensively with the United States Secret Service and the State Department for four years providing  security  for President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford as well as foreign dignitaries.

After retiring from DPS and moving to Hunt, he worked at the Hunt Store as a cashier for one year to get to know as many new neighbors as possible.  He now works at the Salvation Army Kroc Center as a personal trainer and fitness specialist.

While in college in Waco, Dub met his wife of 33 years, Liz, who is the Wesley Nurse at Hunt United Methodist Church and they have two children. Chris is a graduate student at Texas A&M University and his daughter Ashley just recently graduated from Schreiner University.

He is a member of the Hunt United Methodist Church, the Hunt Volunteer Fire Department and Elks Lodge #2081.


Board Goals:

         Ensuring that the students at Hunt ISD are given the best education possible by ensuring we have hired the most qualified, creative and motivated teachers and staff and that we provide an exceptional learning environment with available funds. We should reward teachers for exemplary student achievement.


        To see that Hunt ISD achieves and maintains a balanced budget and that we attain an exemplary ranking from the Texas Education Agency.


         I believe the Hunt ISD responsibility should be to sufficiently prepare our students for the challenges that high school brings through superior training and education, counseling and community support.