Tom Jackson Jr. Veteran Services Fund
Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr. became the Vice President for Student Affairs and Adjunct Professor in Education on January 4, 2007.
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.
The Tom Jackson Jr. Veteran Services Fund was established in 2008 in recognition of Dr. Jackson's commitment to students, veterans, and the Division of Student Affairs. The fund is designed to assist student veterans be successful.