Staff Spotlight: Diane Jordan

  • Title: Custodian

  • Outside of Kent State University professional affiliations/hobbies: 

    • Member of Sons and Daughters of Herman Club

  • What inspired you to work in Higher Education? 

    • My husband and I were owners of Jordan’s Family Restaurant and in 2008, we unfortunately had to close due to the declining economy.  A frequent customer that was a Kent State employee would come in her uniform and talked about the benefits of working at Kent State and how much she enjoyed working there.  

  • What motivates you/what gets you out of bed in the morning? 

    • My day at Kent State starts very early, at 4:00 am.  I’m one of the first people on campus getting the building ready to welcome students and faculty/staff to a safe and clean environment. 

  • Why do you like working at Kent State University (and in CAE)? 

    • I have been with the college for about 10 years, starting off in Van Duesen and then coming over to the Aeronautics and Engineering building when the college moved.  I have made many friendships along the way here in CAE.

  • What is your favorite part of your job?  

    • I enjoy seeing the students and faculty/staff arriving at campus with the daylight.

  • What are you most looking forward to seeing in the future of CAE? 

    • I’m excited to see the college grow, welcoming many new students, faculty and staff with the new addition to the building.

  • What is a fun fact about yourself? 

    • On any given weekend, you might find me at Mountaineer Park enjoying time with my friends and family.

  • What is your biggest accomplishment to date? 

    • My two children are my greatest joy.  My son, Andrew, is 34 years old and is a professional photographer.  He recently won an award for  Best Photographer of Cleveland.  My daughter, Hannah, is 23 years old and a recent Kent State graduate with an Applied Conflict Management degree.  

POSTED: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:33am
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:38am