Joan Jordan Retires
- By Dawn Marie Densmore
After 25 years of dedicated service, Joan Jordan has retired from CEMS and the University.
A graduate of Middlebury Union High School and the University of Vermont, Joan began her UVM career in the financial aid department in the fall of 1988. She transferred to the Dean's office of EMBA in 1990 where she embarked upon a long and distinguished path as a representative in the office of Student Services. She subsequently rose to the position of Student Services Administrator and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of CEMS.
Joan was a tireless advocate for faculty and staff and over the years she shepherded many students through the obstacles of academia by using her institutional knowledge and her unbounded energy. "Joan made a difference in many lives," said Dawn Densmore, director of outreach for CEMS.
According to colleague Joan "Rosi" Rosebush, "Joan Jordan was the go-to person for many of our students and their parents. They all knew that Joan had 'seen it all' and was prepared to help. Parents knew that Joan would not 'mince words' when dealing with their students. Students also knew that Joan would tell them what they needed to hear, not always what they wanted to hear. In the long-run, some of the students whom Joan was toughest with were the ones who were most grateful at graduation and beyond."
Joan will be missed. We all owe thanks to Joan for all that she has done in advancing the mission of our College and UVM. On behalf of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of CEMS, let us wish her a happy and restful retirement.