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Jackson to head student affairs

November 9th, 2006

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Tom Jackson

A nationally recognized student development professional from Texas will be the new vice president of student affairs at the University of Louisville.

Tom Jackson, vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been selected after a national search, said UofL Provost Shirley Willihnganz. He will begin at UofL Jan. 4.

“Dr. Jackson brings a wealth of experience and a national reputation for excellence,” Willihganz said. “He stood out among a very strong field of candidates. I think we have found a true star, and I believe our students and the rest of the university community will be excited about his appointment.”

Jackson has been at Texas A&M-Kingsville since 2000. He oversees units ranging from housing and career services to the bookstore and post office.

Prior to A&M-Kingsville, he served as the assistant director of residence life at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. His experience also includes service at the University of Southern California, Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo, University of Texas at El Paso, and McMurry University in Texas.

Jackson earned his Ed.D. in educational management from the University of La Verne in California, his master’s degree in counseling from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree in business-human resources from Southwest Minnesota State University.

A native of Seattle, Jackson is active in student development professional associations. He is a director for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Region III New Professionals Institute, a resident faculty member in the annual American College Personnel Association Mid-Level Management Institute, and a member of the ACPA Senior Student Affairs Officer Practitioner Program.

He has received numerous awards from ACPA including its ACPA Diamond honor, a programming award for excellence and an award for distinguished service.

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