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Jordan Smith-Porter, Assistant Director

Photo of Jordan Smith-Porter Assistant DirectorMaster of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education

Byah College of Education
Indiana State University

Bachelor of Arts in Government and Political Affairs

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Millersville University of Pennsylvania


Context, Significance, Consistency, Harmony, Empathy


Jordan serves as an Assistant Director in the Center for Student Engagement.  In his current role, he works with the Campus Events Board as the Advisor to the Executive Board and also supervises the advising team for the Campus Events Board.  Previously, Jordan worked with student organizations at UT.  Professionally, Jordan is interested in government and politics (and college student voter engagement), supporting student activism, LGBTQ+ inclusion on campus, and student retention as a result of experiential learning.

Jordan is originally from central Pennsylvania, his undergraduate involvement in Student Government and as an Orientation Leader motivated him to pursue a career in higher education and student affairs.

During his free time, Jordan enjoys spending time with his partner and dog – Boots, gardening, reading, and exploring all that Knoxville has to offer.