Meet the 1GEN Team

Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones

Associate Director
Financial Counseling and Student Services

Office Location: McGlothin Campus Center
Wildcat Central 126E
Phone: 325-674-4842
Email: jwj16a@acu.edu

Jordan Jones currently serves as the Associate Director of Financial Aid Counseling and Program Director for the 1GEN Student Success Program. Jordan enjoys working with first generation students on campus as they navigate the college experience here at ACU. Jordan provides leadership for 1GEN program initiatives and acts as the primary contact for first generation students for campus resources. Jordan is originally from the DFW area where he graduated from the University of North Texas in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He is happily married to the love of his life who will soon be helping individuals as a nurse here in Abilene. The two love to spend time at home playing with their goofy dog Bentley. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Higher Education with a focus on Student Affairs Leadership. 

Mary Beth Strader

Mary Beth Strader

Associate Director
Advising - Student Support

Office: McGothlin Campus Center
Wildcat Central 122E
Phone: 325-674-6748
Email: mbc04c@acu.edu

Mary Beth received an Education degree from Northeastern State University and a Master’s in Education Administration from Lamar University. Prior to academic advising, MB taught Math and Science in elementary and middle school for over 20 years and then served as the Associate Director of ACU Leadership Camps. She is the Director of Trajectory, Chair of the Staff Senate and an Adjunct Professor. MB is married to Bob Strader, together they have a blended family consisting of 6 adult children, 4 adult “in-law” children and 9 grandchildren. They love to spend as much time as possible with all of their family. She loves working with ACU students and can’t wait to work with you too!