Jackson Shultz is the Director of TRiO Student Support Services. He loves working in TRiO because he was a first-generation, low-income college student, with multiple disabilities and he understands the wealth that TRiO students bring to Green River.
Jack started his higher education journey as a Running Start student at Walla Walla Community College. He studied women’s studies at Washington State University, and while there worked in sexual assault prevention and survivor advocacy. He continued to a master’s degree at Dartmouth College that focused on creative writing and cultural studies. His doctorate from New England College is in higher education administration and leadership.
Jack has enjoyed both faculty and student affairs roles. He has taught college English, creative writing, and sociology, as well as continuing education courses for child welfare workers. He has worked in student affairs for the majority of his career, most recently as the Associate Dean of TRiO at Everett Community College. He has served on the board of two non-profits and was a consultant for the Federal Children’s Bureau.
Jack is a published author and has judged a number of international writing competitions. When he’s not working or writing, Jack enjoys playing guitar, cooking, skiing, and playing with his Newfoundland dog.