Savannah Native Receives National Honor


Carmen Jordan-Cox
Carmen Jordan-Cox

Carmen A. Jordan-Cox, who grew up in Savannah, has received the Pillar of the Profession Award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

The foremost professional association for student affairs administrators, faculty, and graduate and undergraduate students, NAPSA presents the Pillar of the Profession Award to individuals who exhibit professional distinction, leadership and extraordinary service in their field.

Vice President for Student Affairs at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., Jordan-Cox received the Pillar of the Profession Award along with 12 prominent leaders, teachers and scholars in student affairs from a dozen other colleges and universities nationwide, including UCLA, Dartmouth, and Virginia Tech.

She has three decades of experience as a vice president and held similar roles at a host of colleges and universities, including Laney College, the University of San Francisco, and Spelman College.

Jordan-Cox, who did post-doctoral study at Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management, earned her Ph.D. in higher education, organization and administration from Boston College.

She earned her master’s degree in counselor education and student personnel administration from Pennsylvania State University and received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Indiana University.

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