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March 9, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
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The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

Laura Jackson to Lead UT Tyler New Student, Family Programs

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Laura Jackson has joined The University of Texas at Tyler Office of Student Life and Leadership as a student development specialist, Ona Tolliver, director of student life and leadership, announced.


Jackson has worked as a campaign manager for State Sen. Robert Nichols and Texas State Rep. Mark Shelton. She also served the Texas Forest Service as a Forest Legacy Program aid.  


At UT Tyler, Jackson will oversee new student and family programs, such as new student orientation and UT Tyler Family Weekend. She also will collaborate on projects within the UT Tyler Parent Resource Center. She assumed her new duties March 2.


“The best solutions to our greatest challenges often come from our colleges and universities,” Jackson said. “As our nation goes through this challenging time, I am excited to be a part of an institution like UT Tyler that has a history of providing needed solutions.”


Jackson holds a master of public service and administration as well as a bachelor of science in political science with a minor in communications, both from Texas A&M University.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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