Jessica Boor named director of student services

Jessica Boor named director of student services

Aug. 18, 2017

Jessica K. Boor has been named the director of student services at Maryville College.

Starting her employment Aug. 16 in the College’s Student Affairs Division, Boor is providing leadership for programs and services designed to positively impact student success. She directly oversees residence life, student conduct, assessment, bystander intervention, alcohol and other drug education and wellness. She is serving as the College’s Title IX coordinator.

“Jessica brings a forward-thinking, student-centered approach to her work as a Student Affairs professional,” said Maryville College Vice President and Dean of Students Dr. Melanie V. Tucker. “Her enthusiasm for student success and her commitment to access and inclusion were highlighted through her time on campus [during the interview process].

“Having had the opportunity to work with contemporary college students at various types and sizes of post-secondary institutions, Jessica brings a depth and breadth of experience to the director position that I believe will resonate with our students and campus community,” Tucker added.

Boor comes to the College from Columbus State Community College in Columbus, Ohio, where she worked as a victim advocate in CSCC’s Student Life Division. Previous employers include Loyola University (Maryland), where she was an assistant director in student life, and the University of Vermont, where she was a residence hall director and member of the university’s Commission on Diversity and Inclusion.

Her teaching and mentoring experience includes courses for undergraduates in the first year and leadership for the Messina First-Year Orientation and Living Learning program at Loyola.

Boor holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University, where she majored in microbiology, and a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from the University of Arizona.

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2017 semester is 1,181.