Lashanda Jordan

Lashanda Jordan

Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2020-21, Economic Opportunities Program

Executive Director - Career Services Center, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Lashanda Jordan is the Executive Director of the Career Services Center at Jackson State University. In this role she serves as the primary liaison between the university, its students and alumni, and employers on a state, regional, national scale. She is responsible for fiscal planning and management for career services, including all operations and staffing matters. She also serves as adviser and interface with representatives of industrial, governmental, and educational employers to assist in the most effective use of career services’ efforts. Dr. Jordan has conducted numerous presentations on job search development skills, resume writing and proper business and dinning etiquette. She is certified by the Etiquette Institute (St. Louis, MO) to teach business and social etiquette. Prior to her current employment, Dr. Jordan was employed by Millsaps College, as the Assistant Director of the Career Center, at Auburn University as and Academic Advisor and Georgia Tech as a Residence Life Coordinator. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Science Degree from Mississippi State University and a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Jackson State University. Dr. Jordan is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Southern Association of Colleges and Employers and the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers where she served as the 4 Year College Director, and Vice-President and President of the organization.

Lashanda Jordan is a member of the Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy Class of 2020-21, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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