Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr. has been at the University of Louisville since January 4, 2007. As the Vice President for Student Affairs and Adjunct Professor in Education he oversees the areas of Campus Housing, Career Services, Counseling, Disabilities, Off-Campus Student Programs, Student Support Services (Grant), Student Activities, Recreational Sports, Student Activities Center, Student Government, Judicial Affairs, Service and International Service Learning (Award winning programs to Botswana, Philippines, Trinidad & Tobago, Croatia, & Belize), Assessment & Planning, and the Associate VP & Dean of Students. He also serves on several doctoral dissertation committees.
Prior to the University of Louisville Dr. Jackson served as the Assistant Director of Residence Life at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX, an Area Coordinator at the University of Southern California, the Academic Development Specialist in Residence Life at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Director of the Student Activities Center at the University of Texas at El Paso, the Dean of Students at McMurry University (Texas), and the Vice President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Dr. Jackson earned his Ed.D. in Educational Management from the University of La Verne in California, his M.S. in Counseling from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, his B.S. in Business-Human Resources from Southwest Minnesota State University, and his A.A. from Highline Community College in Seattle, Washington. A native of Seattle, Jackson aspired to the United States Coast Guard Reserve and has served in both the Army National Guard and Texas State Guard. He currently serves as an officer in the Indiana Guard Reserve.
Dr. Jackson is actively involved in the student development profession. He served as the 2009-10 President of ACPA College Student Educators International (an association of 8,500 members from 29 countries and 1,300 institutions) and is a former Trustee for the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation Board. Dr. Jackson has also served various roles in NASPA and SACSA, including prior service as a NASPA Region III Advisory Board member and a former coordinator for the SACSA/NASPA Region III New Professionals Institute.
Tom is a volunteer pilot with Pilots-n-Paws and Angel Flight and is a former board member for the international Grumman pilots and owners association (AYA). He has earned the 2007 Alumni Achievement Award from Southwest Minnesota State University and is an ACPA Diamond Honoree recipient (2005). Dr. Jackson enjoys flying (private, instrument-rated pilot and owner), horses, tennis, movies, college football, and motorcycling. He is married to Mona Kumar Jackson with whom he has two children, Thomas "TJ", and Chandi. (April 9, 2012)