Dean Jordan leaving for college presidency
March 19, 2014
Tuajuanda Jordan, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the seventh President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and will leave Lewis & Clark at the end of the academic year to begin her presidency on July 1, 2014.
“On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff, I thank Dean Jordan for her dedicated service during her three years at Lewis & Clark,” President Barry Glassner said. “Congratulations to Tuajuanda on her appointment as a college president and the significant career advancement it represents. I know she’ll do a great job.”
Among other advances under Dean Jordan’s leadership, CAS has recruited exceptional faculty, successfully launched the fast-growing entrepreneurship center, focused on student retention, and moved toward completion of a new strategic plan. President Glassner also cited her work as chair of diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining the Lewis & Clark administration, Jordan was director of the Science Education Alliance at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and, before that, a longtime faculty member and administrator at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she was professor of chemistry, Associate Dean, and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Jordan received a B.S. in chemistry from Fisk University and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Purdue University.