Augustus “Gus” and Laurie Jordan moved with their three children to Middlebury in 1996. Gus serves as executive director of health and counseling services at Middlebury College and Laurie is the Chaplain of the College. Laurie offered a prayer for EastView at our ground breaking in 2012, so the Jordans have had ties to the EV community since early in its history.
Gus received his PhD in counseling psychology from Notre Dame in 1992, and had a full time private practice in South Bend for about 5 years. Once coming to Middlebury, he taught in the Psychology department for about 8 years, then moved into administrative roles, serving as the director of the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, associate dean of the College, acting dean of the College, and dean of students, before taking over at health and counseling in 2011. In his current role he spends about 75% of his time with administrative tasks, overseeing three departments with about 26 staff, and he spends about 25% of his time working directly with students.
Laurie and Gus have three grown children. Their son Andrew lives with his wife in LA (they work in the entertainment industry and recently released an independent thriller on Amazon and iTunes – on the scary side!); their daughter Katherine is just completing her masters’ degree in counseling and lives in Vermont; and their youngest daughter Lindsay lives with her husband in New Haven, Ct., where she is completing a masters degree in environmental management. Lindsay spent this past summer in Miami, Fl., studying the effects of rising tides on the city’s infrastructure as Miami plans for the future, which, as we have seen with the tragedy in Houston, is going to be an ongoing and increasing concern for coastal communities.
Gus enjoys jogging and playing squash, reading novels in his spare time, and working around the house. Recently, their three children were all visiting at the same time, and Gus had the privilege of going for a three mile run with all three of them. It was a great treat for Gus to have the family together!
He joined the EastView Board this year and became Chair of the Board in July, 2017. He is showing his enthusiasm and interest in listening to others and moving things forward. EastView is a better place with Augustus Jordan, PhD at the helm.