Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: Understanding the Electoral College

Thickman Faculty Lecture Series: Understanding the Electoral College

Thursday, Oct 22nd  |  7:00 PM

Speaker: Michael Thomas, Adjunct Faculty at NWCCD – History of Wyoming & Wyoming Government


Abstract: This lecture will cover:

  • The history of the Electoral College – Why did the Founders write this into the U.S. Constitution?
  • Historical elections for President of the United States – Historical events when Presidential candidates lose the popular vote but win the Electoral College.
  • Contemporary issues with the Electoral College.
  • Why does Wyoming need the Electoral College?

About the Presentor: Michael Thomas serves as adjunct faculty at Sheridan & Gillette College teaching History of Wyoming and Wyoming Government. He holds an Associate’s degree in History from Casper College, a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Secondary Education and Social Studies from the University of Wyoming, as well as a Master of Arts degree in American History from American Public University. He is a public school teacher with ten years of teaching experience.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Faculty Lecture Series is funded by the Thickman Lecture Endowment.

For more information contact the Sheridan College Foundation at 307.675.0700.


Oct 22 2020


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070